Indian-China Army (Photo Credits: Twitter)
New Delhi, 2 August: The commanders of the India and Chinese military will hold a fresh dialogue today on Sunday to finalize the modalities to take the process of retreating from confrontational locations such as Pegong Soo in eastern Ladakh. Government sources said that this meeting will start from 11 am at the scheduled meeting site in Moldo on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) towards China. Sources said that in the fifth phase of the Corps Commander level talks, the main focus will be on the complete withdrawal of troops from the conflict areas and to prepare a framework for the removal of forces and weapons from the bases behind the two armies.
The formal withdrawal of troops began on July 6, when a two-day phone conversation between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi took place a day earlier on ways to reduce tensions in the region. The Chinese army has already retreated from the Galvan Valley and some other confrontational locations but as per India’s demand, the process of withdrawing troops from the Finger areas in Pegong So has not yet begun.
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India has been insisting that China should withdraw its troops from the areas between Finger Four and Finger Eight. On 24 July, there was another phase of diplomatic talks on the border issue between the two sides. After the talks, the Ministry of External Affairs had said that both sides agreed that it was necessary for the immediate and complete withdrawal of troops from the LAC under the bilateral agreement and protocol for the overall development of bilateral relations.
Sources said that India has given a strong message to China that it will have to implement the process of retreat as decided in the fourth phase of the Corps Commander level talks between the armies of the two countries.
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