India and China, both the countries are now ready to completely disengage from the area of Gogra Hot Springs. The process will be complete by September 12, 2022, and will begin on September 8, said the Ministry of External Affairs.
India, China To Disengage From Gogra Hot Springs Area
The Ministry has announced this day after the Indian and Chinese armies stated that they have begun the disengaging process from the Gogra-Hotsprings Patrolling Point 15, the spot where both the armies have been in a constant standoff for over 2 years.
The disengagement announcement has been stated a week before the annual meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), going to be held in Uzbekistan, more likely to be attended by the leaders of both countries Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping along with other leaders of the Group.
“The two sides have also agreed to take the talks forward and resolve remaining issues and restore peace and tranquillity along LAC in India-China border areas,” said MEA.
“The two sides have agreed to cease forward deployments in this area in a phased, coordinated, and verified manner, resulting in the return of the troops of both sides to their respective areas,” an official statement was given by Arindam Bagchi.
Also, in a response to a query, Mr. Bagchi said, “It has been agreed that all temporary structures and other allied infrastructure created in the area by both sides will be dismantled and mutually verified. The landforms in the area will be restored to the pre-standoff period by both sides.”
Bagchi asserted that this agreement from both sides will be respected by both sides and the area will be watched strictly with no change in the status.
He said, “the 16th round of talks between the Corps Commanders of India and China was held at the Chushul Moldo meeting point on July 17, 2022.”
Further said, “Since then, the two sides had maintained regular contact to build on the progress achieved during the talks to resolve the relevant issues along the LAC in the Western Sector of India-China border areas.”
Also read:Queen Elizabeth II, Who Reigned Britain For Over 70 Years, Dies At 96
Its a result of this development both sides have now agreed to completely disengage in the area of “Gogra-Hotsprings (PP-15).”
As per the agreement, “the disengagement process in this area started on September 8 at 8:30 am and will be completed by September 12,” told Mr. Bagchi.
“With the resolution of the stand-off at PP-15, both sides mutually agreed to take the talks forward and resolve the remaining issues along LAC and restore peace and tranquillity in India-China border areas.”