06 Jul 2020, 01:42 pm By Arpita Pandey
China pulls back troops, tents in Galwan; moves back by 1-2 Kilometers

According to the Indian Army’s sources, The Chinese army has moved back tents, troops, and vehicles by 1-2 kilometers from locations where disengagement was agreed upon at Corps Commander-level talks.     

Chinese heavy armored vehicles are still, however, present in the depth areas in the Galwan river area. The ground situation is now being closely monitored by our army.

The PTI sources stated that The Chinese Army was seen removing tents and structures at Patrolling Point 14. A similar movement of vehicles of the Chinese Army was seen at the Gogra Hot Spring area.

This withdraw was followed after several rounds of diplomatic and military talks that took place over the last few weeks to ease the growing tension in the area.

The Indian and Chinese armies have been locked in an intense standoff in multiple spots in eastern Ladakh for the last seven weeks. The situation worsened when soldiers of both sides got involved in a violent clash along the LAC on June 15. While 20 casualties were recorded on the Indian side, some definite casualties were recorded on the Chinese side as well however no fixed number was confirmed. 

This action was taken after PM Modi's recent visit to Leh where a decisive & firm message was sent out. PM Modi also met up with the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind a day after he visited Leh and briefed him on matters of national and international importance. 

India has been emphasizing the restoration of status quo ante in all areas of eastern Ladakh to restore peace and tranquility in the region since the start.

 

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