As per sources in the Army, the Chinese forces have withdrawn their troops by a kilometer in the Galwan river valley in Ladakh.
Days after Prime Minister visited Ladakh and met the Army thereby sent a clear cut political message to China, the Chinese forces have reportedly withdrawn its troops from the place where the violent face-off took place on the 15th of June that resulted in 20 casualties on the Indian side. Reportedly, Indian forces have also withdrawn from the region thereby creating a buffer zone between the two troops.
The sources also said that the Chinese have begun withdrawing forces and also removing structures they had built in the area. There seems to be disengagement only in the Galwan valley. The sources added that one needs to wait and see if this is a genuine and lasting disengagement.
The Indian side has also pulled its troops back but as per the sources, it is done in a manner where no territory has been given up. This is done with the purpose of separating the two military forces by a certain distance which will create a sense of confidence in the process of disengagement. This comes three days after Prime Minister Modi visited Ladakh. While talking to the Army, he asserted that the age of expansionism is over and expansionist forces have either lost or were forced to turn back.
Disengagement Process Soon
Last week, the third round of talks between the commanders of the Indian and Chinese Army took place after the violent face-off on the night of 15th June. The talks have largely focused on reducing the tension at the Line of actual control which is the de-facto border between China and India. The tense situation along the line of actual control began three weeks prior in early May that included physical fights between the two forces.
The recent satellite images have proved that the Chinese have intruded across the Line of Actual Control and have deployed heavy weaponry. The Chinese have also constructed many structures illegally. The satellite images also show that the Chinese have illegally occupied 423 meters of Indian territory in the Galwan valley.