Indian and Chinese armies have started disengagement from TP-15 in Eastern Ladakh on Thursday.
New Delhi: Indian and Chinese armies have started disengagement from TP-15 in Eastern Ladakh on Thursday. India and China have issued a joint statement saying that Indian and Chinese troops have started retreating in a coordinated and planned manner in the area of Gogra-Hot Springs PP-15.
Indian and Chinese troops have started disengaging in a coordinated and planned manner in the area of Gogra-Hotsprings (PP-15), as per the consensus reached in the 16th round of the India China Corps Commander level meeting today, the Indian Defense Ministry said. which is conducive to peace and harmony in the border areas.
The joint statement said, “On 8th September 2022, according to the consensus reached in the 16th round of India China Corps Commander Level Meeting, the Indian and Chinese troops in the area of Gogra-Hot Springs (PP-15) have begun to disengage in a coordinated and planned way, which is conducive to the peace and tranquillity in the border areas.”
The statement comes days ahead of a meeting that is likely to be held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Uzbekistan next week. The 16th round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China were held on July 17. Before that, the two sides met for talks in March. The talks have led to disengagement from some areas including the North and South Banks of Pangong Tso and Galwan but some friction points remain.