China on Monday mentioned “progress” had been made between the two militaries to disengage and ease stress alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC), six days after commander-level talks occurred to chill the scenario in japanese Ladakh’s Galwan Valley space.
The Chinese international ministry didn’t elaborate on the main points of the progress that had been made previously six days.
“Chinese and Indian troops held a commander-level talk on June 30. The two sides continue to work to implement the consensus reached at the two previous rounds of talks,” Zhao Lijian, international ministry spokesperson, mentioned on the ministry briefing on Monday.
Lijian was answering a question on whether or not China, as per experiences in Indian media on Monday, had withdrawn troops from the realm of stress.
In his response, Zhao referred to the June 30 assembly – and two earlier ones in June — between delegations led by Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps, and Major General Liu Lin, commander of the South Xinjiang army area.
“There is progress made on frontline troops taking effective measures to disengage and ease the tensions,” he mentioned.
“We hope the Indian side will move towards China and through concrete actions implement the consensus and continue close communication through military and diplomatic channels to jointly push for the de-escalation on the border region,” Zhao mentioned.
The response from China got here inside hours of Indian media reporting that Chinese troops had agreed to maneuver again round 1.5 km from the realm of friction within the Galwan Valley.
At least 20 Indian troopers had been killed in a bloody brawl with People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troopers within the Galwan Valley space on the night time of June 15. China has admitted casualties on its facet however has not revealed particulars.
The PLA “…has possibly moved back by 1 to 1.5 km from the friction site in Galwan Valley”, folks conversant in developments informed HT in New Delhi on Monday.
“Disengagement with the PLA has started as per agreed terms in the Corps Commander’s meeting. The PLA was seen removing tents and structures at Patrolling Point 14,” mentioned an individual conscious of the developments.
The Chinese international ministry on July 1 had welcomed the June 30 military-level talks.
“China welcomes that. We hope the Indian side will work with the Chinese side towards the same goal, keep up close communication through military and diplomatic channels, and ease the situation and reduce the temperature along the border,” Zhao had mentioned based on a press release printed on the web site of the Chinese international ministry.