Troops have begun disengagement at Pangong Lake, says China


The Chinese and Indian border troops on the southern and northern shores of Pangong Lake began disengagement on Wednesday after the consensus that was reached during the ninth round of military commander-level talks, according to China`s Ministry of National Defense.

The Chinese and Indian border troops began disengagement as planned on Wednesday according to the consensus reached during the ninth round of military commander-level talks, reported Global Times, citing the Defense Ministry.

India and China had agreed to push for an early disengagement of the frontline troops in eastern Ladakh during the ninth round of the China-India Corps Commander Level meeting held on the Chinese side of the Moldo-Chushul border meeting point on January 24 to address the ongoing military standoff.

The two countries have been engaged in a stand-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since April-May last year. While China began amassing massive military strength along the LAC, India responded with a befitting build-up.

The Chinese have been asking India to withdraw troops and tanks first from the southern bank but India has been asking for disengagement from all the friction points.

(With ANI inputs)


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