Ladakh row: China says front-line troops taking ‘effective measures’ to disengage and ease tensions

Beijing, July 6

China on Monday mentioned the front-line troops have been taking “effective measures” and making “progress” to disengage and ease the tensions in Galwan Valley alongside the Line of Actual Control with India.

The remarks of China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian got here after the federal government sources in New Delhi mentioned the Chinese Army was seen eradicating tents and transferring again from sure areas of the Galwan Valley, within the first signal of disengagement of troops from the realm.

The Galwan Valley was the positioning of a violent hand-to-hand conflict between the 2 militaries on June 15 that left 20 Indian troopers lifeless.

China’s People’s Liberation Army was seen eradicating tents and buildings at patrolling level 14, the sources mentioned in New Delhi, including the rearward motion of automobiles of Chinese troops was seen within the common space of Galwan and Gogra Hot Springs.

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Asked in regards to the experiences of Chinese troops pulling again from the flashpoint in Galwan Valley, Zhao mentioned “there is progress made on front-line troops taking effective measures to disengage and ease the tensions.” He mentioned the Chinese and Indian troops held commander-level talks on June 30 as the 2 sides continued to work to implement the consensus reached on the two earlier rounds of talks.

“We hope the Indian side will move towards China and through concrete actions implement the consensus and continue the close communication through military and diplomatic channels to jointly push for the de-escalation on the border region,” Zhao mentioned.

According to the sources in New Delhi, the disengagement of the Chinese troops has began as per an settlement between the Corps Commanders of the 2 sides.

On June 30, the Indian and Chinese armies held the third spherical of Lt General-level talks throughout which each side agreed on an “expeditious, phased and stepwise” de-escalation as a “priority” to finish the standoff.

The first spherical of the Lt General talks was held on June 6, throughout which each side finalised an settlement to disengage progressively from all of the standoff factors starting with Galwan Valley.

The Indian and the Chinese armies are locked in a bitter standoff in a number of places in japanese Ladakh for the final seven weeks. PTI

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