“On 8th September 2022, according to the consensus reached in the 16th round of India China Corps Commander Level Meeting, the Indian and Chinese troops in the area of Gogra-Hotsprings (PP-15) have begun to disengage in a coordinated and planned way, which is conducive to the peace and tranquillity in the border areas,” India and China said in a joint statement.
India and China have been engaged in a standoff since April-May 2020 over the transgressions by the Chinese Army in multiple areas including the Finger area, Galwan Valley, Hot springs, and Kongrung Nala.
The situation worsened after violent clashes with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in June 2020. The talks have led to disengagement from some areas including the North and South Banks of Pangong Tso and Galwan.
India has repeatedly stressed that resolution of the Ladakh confrontation is critical for improvement in the overall bilateral relationship.
China has relentlessly built new military infrastructure like troop bunkers and helipads, gun and missile positions, roads and bridges all along the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) stretching from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh.
A Chinese fighter jet even flew very close to Indian troop positions at one of the `friction points’ in eastern Ladakh as recently as on June 28.