urged China to implement a comprehensive disengagement of troops in eastern Ladkh
region of the Indo Chinese line of actual control during the course of the two
and a half hours terse meeting that external affairs Minister S Jaishankar had
with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at Moscow last night. Disengagement of
troops should be both at the front line as well as in depths the Indian side
made it clear to the Chinese delegation.
ministers will now go back to the respective political leadership to get
side has informed Chinese counterpart that there was no point of thinning
troops in the depth areas when the front-line troops are at each other’s
throats. The two ministers will now go back to the respective political leadership
to get directions issued that comprehensive disengagement from all friction
points will be the first step towards restoring peace to the border.
upgrade of Chinese infrastructure in border areas as compared to India, the
mutual disengagement is a must before thinning in-depth or else the PLA will
occupy dominant heights on Line of Actual Control (LAC) faster than Indian
Army,” said an official
Military commanders to meet in the next
few days to discuss comprehensive disengagement
Chinese military commanders will meet in the next few days to discuss
comprehensive disengagement from all friction points in Ladakh as the first
step towards de-escalation. .
immediate task is to ensure a comprehensive disengagement of troops in all
friction areas so that there are no untoward incidents in future. The final
disposition of the troop deployment to their permanent posts and the phasing of
the process is to be worked out by military commanders on the ground. That
de-escalation should follow comprehensive disengagement was agreed to by State
Councillor Wang Yi,” said a senior government official.
At present, the PLA has more than 50,000
men, 150 aircraft, tanks and missiles to pressurize Indian Army on the LAC.
councillor and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi wanted the bilateral ties to
continue on a parallel track with on-going border friction in East Ladakh, he
had no answers to probing questions from EAM Jaishankar who asked him about the
immense build-up by People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in occupied Aksai Chin. At
present, the PLA has deployed more than 50,000 men, 150 aircraft, tanks and
missiles to pressurize Indian Army on the LAC.
At the end
of their discussions, the ministers reached an agreement on five points that
will guide their approach to the current situation.
The two sides should abide by the past
agreements and protocols to make the border peaceful
five-point joint statement is the issues on which the two sides agreed for
disengagement on the border. The statement issued by the Chinese foreign
ministry is their perception of the dialogue which was not agreed to by the
Indian side. EAM Jaishankar said that the two sides should abide by the past
agreements and protocols to make the border peaceful,” said an official from