India, China To Complete Disengagement Process In Gogra-Hot Springs Area In Ladakh By 12 September

by Swarajya Staff - Sep 9, 2022 02:38 PM +05:30 IST
India, China To Complete Disengagement Process In Gogra-Hot Springs Area In Ladakh By 12 SeptemberDisengagement in Ladakh (Representative Image)

The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday (9 September) said that India and China will complete the disengagement process in Patrolling Point 15 in the Gogra-Hot Springs area of eastern Ladakh where the two sides have been locked in a standoff for over two years.

In response to media queries on disengagement at area Gogra-Hot Springs (PP-15), MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that the sixteenth round of talks between the Corps Commanders of India and China was held at Chushul Moldo Meeting Point on 17 July 2022.

"Since then, the two sides had maintained regular contact to build on the progress achieved during the talks to resolve the relevant issues along the LAC in the Western Sector of India-China border areas," the MEA spokesperson added.

As a result, both sides have now agreed on disengagement in the area of Gogra-Hot Springs (PP-15), he added.

As per the agreement, the disengagement process in this area started on 8 September at 8.30 am and "will be completed by 12 September", the MEA spokesperson said.

"The two sides have agreed to cease forward deployments in this area in a phased, coordinated and verified manner, resulting in the return of the troops of both sides to their respective areas," he added.

Further, he informed that both sides have agreed that "all temporary structures and other allied infrastructure created in the area by both sides will be dismantled and mutually verified".

The landforms in the area will be restored to pre-stand-off period by both sides, he added.

The agreement ensures that the LAC in this area will be strictly observed and respected by both sides, and that there will be no unilateral change in status quo.

"With the resolution of stand-off at PP-15, both sides mutually agreed to take the talks forward and resolve the remaining issues along LAC and restore peace and tranquility in India-China border areas," the MEA spokesperson said.

Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Comments ↓
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.