Disengagement with the Chinese PLA has started along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh
Bengaluru: As reported by Republic TV, disengagement with the Chinese PLA has started along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.
This is happening in accordance with the agreed terms in the Corps Commander's meeting. The website added that the Chinese are removing tents and structures at Patrol Point 14 -- the place where the Galwan Valley faceoff took place.
Rearward movement of vehicles of People's Liberation Army is also seen at General area Galwan, Hotsprings & Gogra, the website further added.
It is interesting to note that the move to retreat comes in the wake of PM Modi’s visit to Leh and Ladakh where he addressed troops and asserted India’s ability to hit back in order to safeguard its territorial integrity.
A note on the incident:
It all began when Indian soldiers dismantled a Chinese tent at Patrol Point 14, which is close to the mouth of the Galwan river. It was reported that the tent had been dismantled following a meeting between Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, who commands the Leh-based XIV Corps, and Major-General Lin Liu, the head of the Xinjiang military district
But just within two days, it should be noted that the PLA set up a fresh tent at Patrol Point 14. This was in clear violation of the agreement.
So, the tent was burned down. Col Santosh Babu also laid down his life. His father, proud of his son’s martyrdom added that it is a privilege to die for the country.
India has always maintained that all its activities are well within its borders:
"Given its responsible approach to border management, India is very clear that all its activities are always within the Indian side of the LAC. We expect the same of the Chinese side," MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
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Last Updated Jul 6, 2020, 2:05 PM IST