Indian and Chinese troops have started to disengage from the Gogra-Hot Springs PP-15 friction point in eastern Ladakh after reaching a consensus in the 16th round of military talks. The 16th round of India-China Corps Commander-level meeting was held at Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Indian side on July 17.
“Today, as per consensus reached in 16th round of India-China Corps Commander-Level Meeting, Indian and Chinese troops in area of Gogra-Hotsprings (PP-15) have begun to disengage in a coordinated and planned way, which is conducive to peace and tranquility in the border areas,” the Defence Ministry said.
Following the 16th round of talks, a joint statement by India and China said both the countries agreed to maintain security and stability on the ground in the Western Sector.
The Indian Army and China’s PLA have been engaged in a standoff in eastern Ladakh since April 2020 following a violent clash in the Pangong lake areas.
After several rounds of diplomatic and military talks, the two sides had completed disengagement process last year on the north and south banks of the Pangong lake and in the Gogra area.