Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 16
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Army in separate statements at this time mentioned the disengagement of Indian and Chinese militaries from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was a “complex process”, hinting at a long-drawn train.
The MEA has as soon as once more mentioned: “We are fully committed to observing and respecting the LAC. Any unilateral attempt to change the status quo along the LAC is not acceptable.”
These statements emerged after the assembly final night of the China Study Group (CSG) in New Delhi that adopted the 15-hour marathon assembly of the Lt Gen-level commanders that ended at 2 am on Tuesday.
“Both sides have agreed at specific points to redeploy towards their regular posts on their respective sides of the LAC. These are mutually agreed reciprocal actions to be taken by both sides. This mutual redeployment should not be misrepresented. There is absolutely no change with respect to India’s position on the LAC,” mentioned MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.
The disengagement course of at present underway on either side in jap Ladakh was particularly aimed toward addressing face-off conditions and close-up deployments of troops, mentioned the MEA.
“The two sides remain committed to the objective of complete disengagement and full restoration of peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas.” The two sides will proceed their diplomatic and navy engagements to attain these outcomes, mentioned the MEA, amply hinting that it was work in progress.
The Indian Army mentioned: “Process (of disengagement) was intricate and requires constant verification”. “Rebuilding mutual trust after the June 15 clash at the Galwan valley will take time, therefore speedy disengagement may be difficult to achieve,” mentioned a supply.
The MEA sought to dispel the impression that the “mutual redeployment” had led to a change within the pre-April state of affairs alongside the LAC.
Both sides have been engaged in discussions by means of established diplomatic and navy channels to deal with the state of affairs. The course of was given an impetus by two hours of talks between National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor-cum-Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi on July 5. This was adopted by a gathering of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) on July 10.