India and China agree to separate forces

Following talks between the Chinese and Indian commanders in Ladakh, the two countries agreed to separate forces on the line of actual control, except one section near lake Pangong-Tso, India Today reported.

It is noted that the Chinese side agreed to withdraw troops due to concerns that India may gain tactical advantages after the withdrawal of the armed forces. At the same time, India insists on the full removal of the troops of both sides to the level of the positions they occupied in April-May 2020.

China and India intend to monitor and verify the separation process until July 21-22. According to media sources, the commanders of both states will check the forces to ease the tension.

Recall that in mid-June, as a result of a clash with the Chinese military in the Galvan river valley; at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed. Beijing protested that the Indian army had illegally crossed the line of actual control and was preparing a “provocative attack.” Later, the troops of India and China were separated in the border area.

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