Disengagement with Chinese Army starts in Galwan Valley as per agreed terms in Corps Commander’s meeting
Disengagement with Chinese Army has started in Galwan Valley as per agreed terms in the Corps Commander’s meeting of the two sides. Army sources said, Chinese forces were seen removing tents and structures at Patrolling Point 14.
Official correspondent reports that rearward movement of vehicles of Chinese Army seen at General Area Galwan, Hotsprings and Gogra. This development is in line with what the Corps Commanders agreed to on 30th of June at Chushul.
Government sources told Radio News that this is a work in progress and they will have to wait till sunset to see up to what distance the Chinese have retreated. The Indian and Chinese Armies were locked in a standoff in eastern Ladakh recently.
National Security Advisory Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed border issues in a telephone conversation on Sunday.
The two Special Representatives of India and China on the Boundary Question had a frank and in-depth exchange of views on the recent developments in the Western Sector of the India-China border areas.
External Affairs Ministry said that the two Special Representatives agreed that both sides should take guidance from the consensus of the leaders that maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas was essential for the further development of bilateral relations.
They also said that the two sides should not allow differences to become disputes.
Therefore, they agreed that it was necessary to ensure at the earliest complete disengagement of the troops along the LAC and de-escalation from India-China border areas for full restoration of peace and tranquillity.
Ministry FM China press release said.
Both sides had candid and in-depth discussions over easing the current border situation and reached positive common understandings.
First, both sides agreed to follow the important consensus reached by leaders of the two countries. Both believed that maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas matters significantly to the long-term development of bilateral relationship, that the boundary question should be placed properly in the bilateral relations, and that an escalation from differences to disputes should be avoided.
Second, both sides reiterated adherence to the agreements signed by the two countries and making joint efforts to ease the situation in the border areas.
Third, both sides agreed to strengthen communication through the mechanism of the Special Representatives’ Meeting, hold Meetings of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs without interruption, consistently improve and strengthen confidence-building measures and prevent more incidents that undermine peace and tranquility in the border areas.
Fourth, both sides welcomed the progress achieved in the recent military and diplomatic meetings, agreed to stay in dialogue and consultation, and stressed the importance to promptly act on the consensus reached in the commander-level talks between Chinese and Indian border troops, and complete disengagement of the front-line troops as soon as possible.