The tenth round of military level talks between India and China went on for a considerable sixteen long hours. Both the neighbouring countries discussed the three pressure points of the Gogra Heights, the Hot Springs and the Depsang plains.
The debate following the full disengagement of the Pangong Tso also took place in Moldo on the Chinese side of the eastern frontier of Ladakh. It was announced that the disengagement was completed at the Pangong Tso friction point with the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the north and south shores of the lake in the high altitude region.
During the discussion, both the countries insisted on a faster process of disengagement in Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang to bring down tension in the Ladakh region, which has witnessed a standoff between the two military for more than nine months.
Lt Gen PGK Menon, Commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps, was leading the Indian contingent at the talks on Saturday. The Chinese side was led by Maj Gen Liu Lin, commander of the Southern Xinjiang People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military district, reported PTI.
Earlier on 11 FebruaryRajnath Singh declared in Parliament that India and China have reached an agreement on disengagement at Pangong Lake, which mandates both sides to “cease” the deployment of troops in a “phased, coordinated and verifiable” manner.