India-China Disengagement Row: No patrolling near LAC by both sides until next high-level talks, says DM Rajnath Singh

DM Rajnath on Thursday declared that disengagement between PLA & Indian Army has begun at Pangong Tso, LAC and no patrolling will be done by both sides near LAC until further high-level diplomatic or military talks take place between both countries within 48 hours.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 11, 2021 12:17 IST
India-China Disengagement Row: No patrolling near LAC by both sides until next high-level talks, says DM Rajnath Singh
DM Rajnath Singh

After giving a formal statement at Parliament on the current India-China disengagement process, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh made it clear that both PLA & Indian Army will not send any patrolling parties close to the border until further discussions are held by top-level military & government officials from both sides within 48 hours. 

As for disengagement at Pangong Tso, DM Rajnath Singh said, "The Chinese side will keep its troop presence in the North Bank area to the east of Finger 8. Reciprocally, the Indian troops will be based at their permanent base at Dhan Singh Thapa Post near Finger 3. Similar action would be taken in the South Bank area by both sides.".

DM Rajnath Singh also said that he was confident that this entire House, irrespective of political affiliations, were united together for upholding our sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity, and national security.

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