New Delhi, July 16: Amid ongoing disengagement process between troops of India and China in Eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army on Thursday said that both the neighbouring countries are “committed to the objective of complete disengagement”.
“This process is intricate and requires constant verification. They are taking it forward through regular meetings at diplomatic and military level,” Indian Army spokesperson Col Aman Anand said.
Notably, India and China have been engaged in discussions through established military and diplomatic channels to address the prevailing situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region.
On July 14, top commanders from both the armies held a 15-hour long meeting at Chushul on the Indian side for the fourth round of talks to review the ongoing process and modalities for further disengagement.
“The engagement was consistent with the consensus reached between the Special Representatives of India and China earlier, on July 5 to discuss complete disengagement,” Col Anand said.
The Senior Commanders reviewed the progress on implementation of the first phase of disengagement and discussed further steps to ensure complete disengagement, he added.
Chinese troops have pulled back from Galwan Valley, Gogra and Hot Springs and have also reduced their presence in the ridgeline of Finger Four in the Pangong Tso area.
The next phase of the disengagement process will focus on further withdrawal of troops from Pangong Tso.