After the completion of the military withdrawal process from the Pangong Lake area, India-China will have the first talks at senior officer level today. In the talks to be held today, India will insist on the early withdrawal of troops from the remaining areas to reduce tension.
New Delhi: After the withdrawal of troops from the northern and southern sides of Pangong Lake, there will be a tenth round meeting between India and China today. This meeting will begin at 10 am at the Moldo border point on the LAC towards China.
Meanwhile, China officially stated for the first time that four of its soldiers were killed in a clash with Indian soldiers in the Galvan Valley in June last year. In the skirmish in the Galvan valley, 20 soldiers of India received Veeragati. While a US intelligence report said that 35 Chinese soldiers were killed in the clash.
India continues 9-month military standoff between China
According to the agreement, China will remove its troops and will move towards the east direction of Finger Eight area in the northern shore of Pangong Lake. India will keep its troops at its permanent camp Dhan Singh Thapa post near Finger 3. A similar step will be taken in the south bank area of Pangong Lake.
The defense minister said that it was agreed that the next meeting of senior commanders of both sides would be called within 48 hours of the completion of the withdrawal process of troops in the Pangong Lake area to resolve all other issues. The soldiers of the two countries have returned to their respective bases in accordance with the agreement. The process of military withdrawal started on 10 February.
Military standoff due to violent conflict in Pangong lake area
The military standoff began between the two countries after a violent conflict in the Pangong Lake area on May 5 last year. Then, in every day changing events, both sides deployed a large number of soldiers and lethal weapons.
Nearly five months after the standoff, Indian troops took action and captured several mountain peaks of strategic importance in the Mukherpari, Rechil La and Magar Hill areas in the southern end of Pangong Lake. The Indian Army released videos on Tuesday in which Chinese soldiers in the Pangong area were seen going back, breaking their bunkers, removing camps and other structures.
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