As de-escalation continue, here is why India and China are creating buffer zones

in-chNew Delhi, July 08: The People’s Liberation Army has withdrawn up to 2 kilometres from Patrolling Point 15, Hot Springs. Officials say that a similar exercise would be undertaken at Gogra, PP-17 by today in the evening.

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As Chinese disengagement continues, India remains ‘very cautious’

galwanvalley-3aNew Delhi, July 08: There has been disengagement along the Line of Control, but India continues to monitor the situation closely and remains ‘very cautious,’ sources familiar with the developments said.
While keeping in view the disengagement agreement, Indian troops withdrew 1.5 kilometres after the Chinese pulled back its troops at the Galwan Valley. There would however be a moratorium on patrolling for sometime as agreed during the military commander level talks held on June 30.

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India-China standoff: Buffer zones to be monitored closely

galwan-valley1New Delhi, July 08: All eyes would be on the Hot Springs as both Indian and Chinese troops continued their disengagement process to resolve the two month stand-off in Ladakh.

India expects that the Chinese would complete the disengagement from the Hot Springs by Wednesday morning.

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More disengagement by Chinese at contested regions

in-chinNew Delhi, July 07: China has withdrawn troops at least by one kilometre in the Galwan River Valley.

Further temporary structures that were built by the Chinese at the illegally occupied site are also being removed. This was the site at which the violent brawl had taken place in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred and 35 Chinese soldiers were either killed or injured.

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3 stages of disengagement on cards, but commitment would be validated in two weeks

indo-china-2aNew Delhi, July 07: The first stage of disengagement would depend on maintaining a specified distance between the Indian and Chinese armies.

The Indian side is however closely watching the Chinese and the disengagement would be validated in two weeks if both sides keep the commitment, a source tells OneIndia.

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Let us adhere to strategic assessment instead of poising threats: Chinese foreign minister

wang-yiNew Delhi, July 07: Both sides should adhere to the strategic assessment instead of posing threats. The two countries provide each other with development opportunities and both sides should pay great attention to the current complex situation facing China-India bilateral relations, Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi said.

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Bluntly put: How NSA Ajit Doval got the Chinese to relent twice

ajit-doval-newNew Delhi, July 07: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval during his two hour video conference with Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi said that a pre-requisite for the de-escalation would be the PLA moving back from the area, which China has been claiming as its.

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As tensions de-escalate at Galwan Valley, focus now moves to Gogra, Pangong Tso

in-chinNew Delhi, July 07: There has been major de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control. The Chinese military camp that was re-constructed at PP14 in Galwan Valley has been completely dismantled. Further the troops and materials have also been taken back in vehicles.

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Rearward movement of Chinese vehicles spotted at Galwan, Hot-Springs, Gogra

in-chinNew Delhi, July 06: In accordance with the terms agreed between the military commanders, the Chinese have started disengaging along the Line of Actual Control.

The PLA has been removing tents and structures at PP14. There has also been rearward movement of vehicles at Galwan, Hot-Springs and Gogra. While the distances are yet to be ascertained, India continues to maintain a cautious approach.

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Oli-Prachanda talks remain inconclusive: Next meet on July 18

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Pushpa Kamal Dahal and PM KP Oli

New Delhi, July 06: There has been no consensus between Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Oli and Puspha Kamal Dahal. The two chairs of the Nepal’s Communist Party met today to discuss ways of de-escalating the tensions within the party. Both leaders were unable to reach any consensus as a result of which, it was decided to meet again and resolve issues. The next meeting would be Heldon July 18.

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