Indian, Chinese troops pull back from Ladakh

Ahead of the next round of military talks this week, Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged on the ground at multiple locations in Eastern Ladakh.

The talks between the two armies are going to be held this week at multiple locations including Patroling point 14 (Galwan area), Patrolling point 15, and Hot Springs area, sources said.

Following Lt Gen-level talks held on June 6, the Chinese Army has pulled back its troops from the Galwan valley, PP-15 and Hot Springs in Eastern Ladakh area by at least 2 to 2.5 kilometres, sources said.

To reciprocate the Chinese disengagement, the Indian side also brought back some of its troops and vehicles from these areas.

Indian military teams are in Chushul for talks with the Chinese soldiers.

On Monday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India wants a resolution of the decades-old border issue with China ‘as soon as possible’.

Tension between the two sides sharply escalated after reports of skirmishes between soldiers in the Pangong Lake region on May 5 and May 6.

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