India-China Disengagement Update: more tanks disengage from both sides at Pangong Tso near LAC

After the de-escalation between PLA and India began on 10th Feb 2021, as per recent reports, more tanks and soldiers from both sides have been observed pulling back to their respective agreed posts near Pangong TSO, Eastern Ladakh.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 16, 2021 13:52 IST
India-China Disengagement Update: more tanks disengage from both sides at Pangong Tso near LAC
PLA and Indian Army disengagement at Pangong Tso

According to defense sources, both Chinese PLA and Indian Army troops have been observed pulling back their additional tanks to their respective posts in the area near Pangong Tso in accordance with the disengagement agreement signed by both sides last week. This news comes right after China PLA started dismantling helipads & other military structures near Pangong Tso in Eastern Ladakh.

According to defense officials, Indian armed forces have been closely monitoring the disengagement process at the northern bank while conducting simultaneous withdrawal at the southern bank. According to defense sources, the whole process will take “a few more days” if all goes in accordance with the agreement.

The disengagement began on Feb 10th when both sides reached an agreement to simultaneously withdraw soldiers who had been deployed eyeball to eyeball under harsh weather conditions of Pangong Tso in Eastern Ladakh.

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