Chinese Troops Move 2 Kilometres Back From Galwan Valley Face-Off Site, Says Report

by Swarajya Staff - Jul 6, 2020 12:39 PM +05:30 IST
Chinese Troops Move 2 Kilometres Back From Galwan Valley Face-Off Site, Says ReportAn Indian Army Convoy in Ladakh.

In a positive development at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Chinese troops have moved back two kilometres from the spot where deadly clashes took place on 15 June in East Ladakh's Galwan valley, The Hindu has reported citing a senior government official.

“Chinese troops have shifted two km from the face-off site in Galwan. Temporary structures being removed by both sides,” the official was quoted as saying. He also said that a physical verification of the development had also been done.

According to the report, following the 30 June Corps Commanded-level talks which saw officials reaching a consensus to dis-engage at all points, a survey was conducted to check if China had moved back.

The two countries have been locked in a tensed stand-off at many points along the LAC including Galwan valley, the Finger area near Pangong Tso and Hot Springs since early May.

The tensions, however, reached a peak when on 15 June, a brawl broke out between the Indian Army troops and People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops over an illegal structure built by the Chinese. At least 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in the clashes, while China too suffered an unaccounted number of casualties.

In the wake of the clash, several rounds of military and diplomatic talks have taken place between the officials, in order to defuse tensions and deescalate form the friction points.

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