New Delhi, As per the agreement reached during the 12th round of talks between the Corps Commanders of India and China held at Chushul Moldo Meeting Point in Eastern Ladakh on July 31, both sides have ceased forward deployments in this area in a phased, coordinated and verified manner. The disengagement process was carried out over two days i.e. August 4 and 5. The troops of both sides are now in their respective permanent bases.
All temporary structures and other allied infrastructure created in the area by both sides have been dismantled and mutually verified. The landform in the area has been restored by both sides to pre-stand off period, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) press statement said on August 6.
This agreement ensures that the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in this area will be strictly observed and respected by both sides, and that there is no unilateral change in status quo.
With this one more sensitive area of face-off has been resolved. Both sides have expressed commitment to take the talks forward and resolve the remaining issues along the LAC in the Western Sector.
The Indian Army along with ITBP is totally committed to ensure the sovereignty of the nation and maintain peace & tranquility along the LAC in the Western Sector.
It may be noted here that the 12th round of talks between the Corps Commanders of India and China were held at Chushul Moldo Meeting Point in Eastern Ladakh on July 31.
The two sides had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on resolution of remaining areas related to disengagement along the LAC in the Western Sector of India-China border areas. As an outcome of the meeting, both sides agreed on disengagement in the area of Gogra. The troops in this area have been in a face-off situation since May last year.