Chinese, Indian troops pull back from Galwan Valley and two other friction sites
New Delhi : In a first sign of disengagement along the border, India and China has pulled troops back from Galwan valley and two other friction sites, said a news report.
It was not mentioned that how much troops have pulled back from the LAC. The disengagement from the patrolling points at Galwan Valley, Hot Springs area and Gogra, which had seen significant military buildup over the last two months, comes after three rounds of commander level talks in June.
A buffer zone has been created between India and China troops. The pullback has been confirmed after a survey in the region to check if China has acted in accordance to the assurance of mutual disengagement.
An official described the withdrawal as "baby steps in the disengagement process" and said it remains to be seen "if this is a lasting, genuine disengagement."
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian confirmed progress in disengagement. "China and India have made progress coming up with effective measures for frontline troops to disengage and deescalate the border situation at the third commander-level talks between the two militaries on June 30," he was quoted as saying by Global Times.
Earlier, it was reported that India and China has agreed to disengage from the disputed valley.