India, China disengage at Gogra Hot Springs, but friction points remain


While this is a positive development and there could some amount of normalcy in the ties, India will have to wait longer for the process to be completed in the other areas

New Delhi, Sep 12: It came as a surprise to all when India and China announced that their respective armies would be disengaging at the Gogra Hot Springs PP-15 along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.

A joint statement read that the disengagement would begin on September 9 and the process would be completed by September 12.

The decision to disengage was taken during the 16th India-China commander level talks. It was decided to disengage in a coordinated manner which is conducive to peace and harmony, a joint statement released by the Ministry of Defence said.

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