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India calls for comprehensive disengagement of troops on both sides both in front line and in depth during the Moscow dialogue

India has 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.

 The two ministers will now go back to the respective political leadership to get directions

The Indian 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.

“Given the 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

Indian and 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. .

“The 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.

While state 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

The 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 Moscow.

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