In the first signs of de-escalation of the conflict between India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) personnel have reportedly retreated about 2 km from the site of the violent clashes in Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh. According to reports, China has confirmed disengagement along LAC.
China’s Global Times has quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry Spox Zhao Lijian as saying on Monday: “There is progress made on frontline troops taking effective measures to disengage and ease tensions.”
China & India have made progress coming up with effective measures for frontline troops to disengage & deescalate the border situation at the 3rd commander-level talks between the two militaries on June 30: China's Global Times quotes Chinese Foreign Ministry Spox Zhao Lijian pic.twitter.com/UzuWb3gcBk
— ANI (@ANI) July 6, 2020
“Chinese troops have shifted two km from the face-off site in Galwan. Temporary structures being removed by both sides,” the official was quoted as saying. He also said that a physical verification of the development had also been done.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said that the two countries should work together to overcome this crisis. The statement issued by China said that both sides agreed to abide by the important consensus reached by the leaders of both countries and believe that maintaining peace and tranquility in the border area is important for the
development of bilateral relations . is. China has said that bilateral relations should be kept in proper position to avoid escalating differences in border disputes.
However Earlier China said that troops on the front were taking “effective steps” to “progress” towards retreating and reducing tension in the Galvan Valley along the Line of Actual Control with India. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijan’s remarks came after government sources in New Delhi said that the Chinese military was the first sign of troops being withdrawn from the area.
Galvan was seen removing tents from some areas in the valley and going back. Galvan Valley is the place where 20 Indian soldiers received Veeragati in a clash between the soldiers of both the countries on 15 June. today report came from China that More than 100 Chinese soldiers lost their lives in the Galwan Clashes’
Hear from the Chinese mouth!
India has slain more than 100 Chinese soldiers in Galwan Valley, claims former Chinese soldier https://t.co/pEBrM1hLIv
— Ramesh Solanki (@Rajput_Ramesh) July 6, 2020
Asked about the news of China’s withdrawal from the point of dispute in the Galvan Valley, Zhao said, “The troops on the front are taking effective steps to retreat and reduce tension and progress has been made in this direction.” He said that the Chinese and Indian sides held commander-level talks on June 30 and that the two sides could implement the agreement reached in the first two rounds of talks.
Continuously working for “We hope that the Indian side will extend its hand to China and implement concurrence through concerted action and continue close contact through military and diplomatic mechanisms to reduce tensions in the border areas,” Zhao said.
Meanwhile, there are reports that after Galwan Valley, China has also been pulling back from Finger 4 area of Pangong, the 1st such Chinese pullback from the area since May 10. Some Chinese posts have been dismantled at Finger 4 ridgeline and some of the 62 new PLA Finger 4 positions have also been moved.