According to The Hindu, China's military announced that front line troops of India and China had begun disengaging in a 'synchronised and organised' manner from the north and southbanks of Pangong lake, where both sides have been locked in a stand-off for months which, an official source in Delhi said, was the first step in the long process of disengagement and de-escalation.
This restarts the stalled process of disengagement in the most protracted military standoffs between India and China in decades that has resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese casualties at Galwan on June 15, 2020.
This is the first phase of disengagement with some tanks and armoured elements on the South bank being withdrawn as well as thinning down of troops on the north bank, a Government of India source said. However, troops continue to remain in key positions.
The forward positions of the military at the front.
An action to prevent escalation of conflicts.
Apart from specific details of de-escalation, India emphasizes that the two sides should not allow differences to become disputes, while China asserts that instead of posing threats, the two countries provide each other with development opportunities.
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