India and China to ensure phased disengagement process at LAC

6 July 2020 (Last Updated July 6th, 2020 12:17)

India and China have reportedly agreed to a phased disengagement process along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

India and China to ensure phased disengagement process at LAC
Indian Prime Minister visits Leh, Ladakh amidst the escalating border tensions with China. Credit: Prime Minister’s Office (GODL-India).

India and China have reportedly agreed to a phased disengagement process along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

The step-by-step process is expected to help restore peace and ease down tensions in the region.

It follows the agreement reached between the two countries during the third commander-level talks held last week.

It has been reported that the retreat from both sides has created a four-kilometre no-man zone.

Undisclosed sources were quoted by the Economic Times as saying: “Four kilometres in the highly mountainous terrain like Galwan valley, deprives both sides to see each other’s installations and reinforcements.”

The two sides have also agreed to “avoid aerial surveillance of the retreated area”.

Under 6 June disengagement plan, the two countries agreed to move forces back at Galwan Valley, Hot Springs and Gogra Post.

However, the derailed agreement caused violent clashes, killing 20 Indian soldiers.

The Indian Army is set to verify the movement of the Chinese troops to avoid any further accidents or mishaps.

Additionally, 30,000 Indian personnel have been deployed to counter future Chinese aggression in Ladakh.

The Indian Army has also placed an order to procure extreme cold weather tents for soldiers on the LAC.

An undisclosed army source stated to the ANI saying: “All along the border, apart from weaponry and ammunition, the major focus of our emergency procurement would be on providing for habitat for soldiers.”