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Complete disengagement in eastern Ladakh needs constant verification: Indian Army

The process of complete disengagement of troops in eastern Ladakh is “intricate” and requires constant verification, the Indian Army said on Thursday after the fourth round of marathon military talks between India and China. The army said senior commanders of the Indian and Chinese military reviewed the progress on implementation of the first phase of...

India pitches for ‘status quo ante’ in border talks with China

The Indian military conveyed a “very clear” message to the Chinese army during a nearly 15-hour-long talk that status quo ante must be restored in eastern Ladakh and it will have to follow all mutually agreed protocols for border management to bring back peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control, government sources said...

India, China to hold fourth round of Lt Gen-level talks on Tuesday

The Indian and Chinese military are scheduled to hold their fourth round of Lt General-level talks on Tuesday with an aim to finalise modalities for the next phase of de-escalation and disengagement of troops in eastern Ladakh, government sources said on Monday. The meeting is set to be held in Chushul on the Indian side...

Withdrawal of Chinese troops from face-off sites in Gogra & Hot Springs along LAC complete

In line with the first phase of the disengagement process from friction points in eastern Ladakh, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday completed moving back its troops from the face-off sites in Gogra and Hot Springs, two days after withdrawing all its personnel from the Galwan Valley, people familiar with the development said. They...

Chinese troops have pulled back 2 km at Patrolling point 14 & 15 in Galwan Valley

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops have pulled back around 2 kilometres at Patrolling Point 14 and Patrolling 15 in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh while the process of pullback has started at the Hot Springs, sources said on Wednesday. The disengagement started after a two-month military standoff and it is happening “as per...

Chinese troops moving back from certain areas in Galwan Valley

The Chinese Army is removing tents and moving back from certain areas of the Galwan Valley, in a first sign of disengagement of troops from the area, government sources said on Monday. They said disengagement of the Chinese troops has started as per an agreement between the Corps Commanders of the two sides. The Chinese...

As PM Modi visits Ladakh, China says India shouldn’t take any action that escalates tension

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ladakh on Friday amid the ongoing border standoff with China in the eastern part of the union territory seems to have rattled Beijing. As PM Modi reviewed the security situation in Nimu and interacted with security personnel there, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said that India should not take...

India, China emphasised on phased de-escalation along LAC as priority

Indian and Chinese armies have emphasised the need for an “expeditious, phased and stepwise” de-escalation as a “priority” to end the seven-week bitter standoff in eastern Ladakh, during a nearly 12-hour corps commander-level meeting on Tuesday, government sources said. This, the sources said, is in sync with the agreement between External Affairs...

India, China hold third round of Lt General-level talks to ease tension along LAC

Indian and Chinese militaries on Tuesday held the third round of Lt General-level talks with a focus on finalising modalities for disengagement of troops from several friction points in eastern Ladakh. The talks took place at a meeting point in the Chushul sector on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in...

PLA troops return to disputed site in Galwan Valley, erect tents

Defying the agreed mutual consensus to disengage, Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops have returned to Patrolling Post 14 on the Line of Actual Control in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh where the barbaric June 15 attack, in which 20 Indian Army soldiers were killed, occurred. The PLA has even set up tents and an...

Maintaining peace and tranquillity along LAC requires joint efforts: China

Asserting that China and India are “important neighbours to each other”, Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday said maintaining peace and tranquility along the Sino-India border is in the common interests of both the parties and requires joint efforts. In separate statements, the Chinese foreign and the defence ministries, however, repeated Beijing’s stand...

Indian, Chinese army reach mutual consensus to disengage

The Indian Army termed the Corps Commander level talks with China “cordial, positive and constructive,” and said the two armies reached a mutual consensus to disengage. The Army said that the modalities for disengagement from all friction areas in eastern Ladakh were discussed and will be taken forward by both sides. The top-level military talks...