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BREAKING: Chinese, Indian troops begin disengagement at Pangong Lake

BEIJING: Beijing on Wednesday said that Chinese and Indian troops have started disengagement on the northern and southern banks of Pangong Tso (lake) in Ladakh, one of the first flash points that triggered the face off between the two countries.

The disengagement has begun as per the consensus reached during the ninth round of military commander-level talks, Chinese media has reported.

“Chinese and Indian border troops on the southern and northern shores of Pangong Lake began disengagement as planned on Wednesday according to the consensus reached during the ninth round of military commander-level talks,” state-run Global Times tweeted, quoting China’s Ministry of National Defence.

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No official comment was available so far from the Indian side on disengagement at Pangong lake.

It may be noted here that the two countries have held a ine rounds of military and diplomatic talks to resolve the standoff that started at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh in April/May last year.

A skirmish last year at the Galwan Valley region led to the deaths of at least 20 jawans on both sides. The Chinese army, however, is yet to confirm any casualties.

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