India China stand-off: Corps Commander-level talks begin at Chushul
14 July, 2020 | Priyanka Sharma
As a part of the second part of disengagement, Corps Commander level talks have begun between Indian and Chinese troops. The Chinese have already moved back by around two kilometres in the friction...
Corps Commander level talks between India and China have started in Chushul, Eastern Ladakh today, where they will discuss the second phase of disengagement between the two armies on the Line of Actual Control, informed Indian Army officials.
On July 5, the Special Representatives of India and China on the Boundary Question– Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi— had a ‘frank and in-depth exchange’ during a telephone conversation during which they agreed that both sides should complete the ongoing disengagement process along the LAC expeditiously.
As part of the first phase of disengagement, Chinese troops have moved back from Finger 4 to Finger 5 in the Finger area.
They have already moved back by around two kilometres in the other friction points including Galway valley, Hot Springs and Patrolling Point-15, top government sources told ANI.
The Indian side has also moved back as per the mutual disengagement agreed upon during the Corps Commander-level talks, the sources added. The vacant spaces will be treated as temporary non-patrolling zones by both sides and their troops will not come there.