The Indian and Chinese armed forces have begun mutually retreating from some parts of eastern Ladakh ahead of another top military talk scheduled for today. The information was shared by sources with NDTV. The top-level meeting will be held somewhere in the ‘Hot Springs’ area of eastern Ladakh.
Sources say that Chinese Army has pulled a significant number of troops back by 2-3 km. To reciprocate, the Indian Army has also pulled the troops back. However, the two continue to face off in the Finger region in Pangong Tso.
Talks between the two armies are to be held this week at multiple locations including Patrolling point 14 (Galwan area), Patrolling point 15, and Hot Springs, ANI quoted government sources as saying.
This comes after high-level talks between Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, the General Officer Commanding of Leh-based 14 Corps, and Commander of the Tibet Military District Major General Liu Lin on Saturday.
The foreign ministry, a day later, said that the meeting held in a positive environment and both sides agreed to come up to an “early resolution”. The statement added that the countries had agreed to work to maintain peace in the Actual Line Of Control area.
For the unknown, the situation between the armies escalated after India began laying a road in the Finger area around the Pangong Tso Lake along with the construction of another road connecting the Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldie road in Galwan Valley.
These roads, reportedly, will help India easily transport ammunition and troops to key areas in India’s territory in Ladakh and allow them better control in the area.