India, China troops begin disengagement from Gogra-Hotsprings in Ladakh

Indian and Chinese troops on Thursday began disengaging from the Gogra-Hotsprings border area in Ladakh after reaching a consensus in the 16th round of India China Corps Commander Level Meeting, the Centre said in a statement.

The statement comes ahead of a meeting in Uzbekistan scheduled next week which is expected to be attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to the central government, the disengagement was taking place in a “coordinated and planned” manner and is meant to maintain peace at the frontier.

India and China have been engaged in a standoff ever since the Chinese army breached the border in multiple areas in April-May 2020.

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