In a marathon meeting held late Sunday night between the military commanders of India and China, the two countries have agreed to withdraw troops from forwarding areas. This information is given in the joint statement released on Monday.
The ninth round of meetings took place on Sunday in eastern Ladakh to end the deadlock between the two countries since May. The meeting lasted for about 16 hours from 10:30 in the morning to 2.30 in the night. A joint statement has been issued on Monday evening. Sources say that the manner of withdrawal of troops was also discussed in the meeting, but no final decision could be taken.
The joint statement said that both sides agreed to continue effective efforts to keep the situation stable and controlled on the LAC. Both sides have agreed to quickly withdraw troops from the forward areas. There has also been agreement on the effective implementation of the earlier diplomatic level consensus. The statement said that the armies of the two countries would soon hold the next meeting of the Corps Commander level to maintain the current tension. Indeed, the eighth round was followed by the ninth round meeting 78 days later.
According to the statement, the two sides have made a clear and intense exchange of views on the removal of the troops. The statement described the meeting as positive. In the meeting, on behalf of India, it was said that troops should be withdrawn from all the places of confrontation to reduce tension. The Indian delegation was led by Lieutenant General PGK Menon, the 14th Corps commander at Leh, while the Chinese side was led by Major General Liu Lin, commander of the South Xinjiang Military District.
In the military talks, India is demanding restoration of the situation before April in all areas of eastern Ladakh. The confrontation between the two armies began on May 5 last year. Please tell that Foreign Minister S.K. During the meeting between Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow on the sidelines of the Confederation Cooperation Organization (SCO) conference on September 10 last year, to discuss ways to implement the five-point consensus Talks have taken place.
The pacts include swift withdrawal of troops, avoiding escalating tensions, following all agreements and protocols of border management and maintaining peace along the Line of Actual Control.