'Return of troops to other parts of eastern Ladakh is complete', Indian Ambassador told Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister
India's Ambassador to China Vikram Misri met Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui (Luo Zhaohui) on Friday. He stressed the need to complete the process of withdrawal of the troops of both countries from the rest of Eastern Ladakh and said that this would help in restoring peace and stability on the border. The Egyptian also said that this would also create a favorable environment for progress in bilateral relations. The meeting comes days after the withdrawal of troops from both countries from the northern and southern sides of Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh.
India, in its 10th round meeting of senior commanders of both countries last month, emphasized that the process of removing troops from areas such as Hot Spring, Gogra and Depsang would have to be expedited to reduce tensions in the region. The Indian Embassy said in a tweet, "Ambassador Vikram Misri met Deputy Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui today. The Indian Ambassador emphasized that maintaining peace and stability in the border areas has always been the basis for the development of bilateral relations. ''
Another tweet said, "Emphasizing the importance of completing the process of repelling troops from the remaining areas, Ambassador Vikram Misri noted that this was conducive to restoring peace and stability and progress in relations." On the issue of the East Ladakh deadlock, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Friday hoped that troops from the remaining areas in East Ladakh to ensure the withdrawal of troops through the existing dialogue mechanism between China diplomats and military commanders. Will complete the process of repelling it so that both sides can repel their forces.
S Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister talks
Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said in the weekly press conference that Foreign Minister S Jaishankar had a conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi last week, in which it was agreed to set up the hotline. "We hope that the Chinese side will work with us in discussions and cooperation mechanism (WMCC) on the Indo-China border issues and meetings at the senior commander level so that the withdrawal of troops from the remaining areas can be completed soon," he said. Could. ''
"This will make it easier for both the parties to repel their forces in eastern Ladakh as this will only restore peace and create an atmosphere for the progress of our bilateral relations," the spokesman said. After several months of deadlock in Ladakh, they had withdrawn their troops and weapons from the northern and southern Pangong region. However, some issues still remain. During the talks, India is believed to have insisted on a fast retreat from areas like Gogra, Hot Spring, Depsang.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke on the telephone for about 75 minutes last week. Jaishankar told Wang that peace and stability along the border is necessary for the development of bilateral relations. The two leaders discussed issues related to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in East Ladakh and the entire dimensions of India-China relations. Jaishankar had told Wang that after the process of removing troops from all the deadlocked locations was completed, both sides could work towards full withdrawal of troops from the region and restoration of peace.
The 10th round of commander level meeting was held on 20 February
On February 20, the 10th round of China-India Corps Commander level meeting was held on the Chinese part of the Moldo / Chushul border. According to the statement of the Ministry of Defense, in this, both sides had positively evaluated the withdrawal of the troops on the advance front in the Pangong Soe Lake area. Describing peace and stability along the border as essential for progress in bilateral relations, India had told China that it was necessary for troops to be removed from all other areas of the conflict in order to execute the plan for full withdrawal of troops in eastern Ladakh.
The deadlock between the Indian and Chinese armies began on May 5 last year. Violent clashes took place between the two countries in the Pangong Lake area and after that both countries deployed thousands of soldiers with logistical support in many places. After this, in the biggest confrontation in the last four decades, on 20 June, 20 military personnel of India were killed in a skirmish in the Galvan Valley. Nearly eight months after the skirmish, China admitted that four of its military personnel had also been killed.