New Delhi: Giving it a ray of hope for peace to prevail on the borders, the Indian Army on Thursday said the disengagement process between India and China has been completed at Patrolling Point 17 (Hot Springs) today. Also Read - DRDO Completes Successful Trial of Nag Anti-tank Missile, Ready For Induction Into Army
Issuing a statement, the Indian Army said the disengagement completed at PP-14, PP-15 and PP-17. Also Read - Amid India-China Standoff, Army Buys High-Altitude Warfare Gears From US on 'Urgent Basis': Report
“The disengagement between India and China completed at Patrolling Point 17 (Hot Springs) today. With this, disengagement complete at PP-14, PP-15 and PP-17. Chinese Army thinning out in Finger area in Ladakh,” the Army said. Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: 8th Round of Corps Commander Talks Between India and China Likely This Week
On Wednesday, the Army had said that the disengagement between the Indian military and Chinese troops have been completed at Patrol Point 15 with the Chinese soldiers moving back 2 kms from LAC.
“The disengagement between troops of India and China has been completed today at Patrolling Point 15. The Chinese troops have moved back by approximately 2 kms,” the Indian Army said in a statement.
The process to disengage troops from the LAC began after the hour telephonic conversation between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday. During the telephonic talk, both the countries agreed to withdraw troops from the border area.
However, the Army said it is keeping a strict vigil on the movement of Chinese troops along the LAC and will carry out a detail verification process soon to see whether China is implementing the disengagement process.
As per updates, the armies of the two countries are expected to hold further talks later this week after the first phase of disengagement process is completed.