India, China agree to disengage in Gogra along LAC in Western Sector
The troops in this area have been in a face-off situation since May last year
THC Bureau | August 6, 2021 11:03 pm
Ladakh border (Photo courtesy: Wikimedia)
India and China have agreed on disengagement in the area of Gogra along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector of India-China border areas, according to an Indian government press release. The troops in this area have been in a face-off situation since May last year.
The twelfth round of talks between the Corps Commanders of India and China were held on July 31 at the Chushul Moldo meeting point in Eastern Ladakh. “The two sides had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on resolution of remaining areas related to disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector of India-China border areas,” the release said.
As per the agreement, 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, August 4 and. 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.
This agreement ensures that the 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.