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.
New Delhi, Nov 08: The situation along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh remains tense with both China and India hardening their stance. The last round of talks between the military commanders was held four weeks back and there has been an impasse since.
Both sides have around 60,000 troops each in addition to advanced weaponry. The US last week in a report said that Beijing was taking incremental and tactical actions to press its claims in the LAC. This was taking place despite Beijing participating in talks with India to resolve the ongoing crisis which began last year.
New Delhi, June 29: In the next round of military commander level talks, the dates of which are yet to be fixed, India and China would discuss the disengagement and de-escalation at Hot Springs and Gogra.
The next round of talks will be limited to Gogra and Hot Springs only and the same was taken up at the meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India China Border Affairs on June 25.
New Delhi, Apr 11: The stalemate continues along the Line of Actual Control at easter Ladakh after the military commanders of India and China failed to reach a consensus.
On Friday, the military commanders of both sides held a meeting that began at 10.30 am and ended at 11.30 pm. The Chinese side did not agree to pull back troops at patrolling posts 15, 17 and 17A in the Hot Springs-Gogra-Kongka La areas.
New Delhi, Apr 10: The 11th round of the military commander level talks between India and China was held on Friday, with the next steps of disengagement being discussed. The focus was on the disengagement at the Depsang plains, Gogra and Hot Springs, officials familiar with the matter tell OneIndia.
The meeting was held on the Indian side of Chushul-Moldo meeting point at 10.30 am and ended at 11.30 pm.
New Delhi, Apr 03: The Indian government reiterated that the prolonged situation in eastern Ladakh was not in the interest of either sides. Delhi said that it hoped Beijing would work with India to ensure that the process of disengagement in the remaining areas would be completed at the earliest.
MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, this would both sides to consider de-escalation of forces in eastern Ladakh as that alone will lead to restoration of peace and provide conditions for progress of our bilateral relationship.
New Delhi, Feb 22: India and China held the 10th round of military commander level talks on February 20.
The talks were held on the Chinese side of the Moldo/Chushul border meeting point. The two sides positively appraised the smooth completion of disengagement of frontline troops in the Pangong Lake area noting that it was a significant step forward that provided a good basis for resolution of other remaining issues along the LAC in Western Sector.
New Delhi, Feb 21: India and China have decided to continue talks with an intention of disengaging further at the friction points along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh.
India and China held the 10th round of military commander level talks on Saturday and discussed disengagement from the Depsang Plains, Gogra Hot Springs, Demcjok. The meeting was held at Moldo on the Chinese side.