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India-China: Both armies step back, no buffer zone

Soldiers of China’s People’s Liberation Army and Indian Army have moved back at least 600 metres from the four friction points in east Ladakh where they were in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation, people familiar with the developments told Hindustan Times after an on-ground verification by the army.

The PLA soldiers, who had maintained an aggressive posture, have also taken a step back at other locations along the 1,597 km Line of Actual Control in the western sector.

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Initial reports had indicated that the PLA troops had moved 1.5 km from the stand-off point.

Military officials said this implied that there was no buffer zone.

For more details, read the report on Hindustan Times.

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