In a big step towards disengagement on the border areas, India and China have dismantled forward deployments at the key patrol point PP17A. The area is also known as the Gogra Post, in eastern Ladakh.
The disengagement process was carried out on August 4 and 5. Troops from both sides have receded to their respective permanent bases.
All temporary structures and other allied infrastructure on both sides have been dismantled, the Army said in a statement.
The agreement on PP17A was reached during the 12th round of Corps Commander-level talks held last week.
This comes after a candid and in-depth exchange of views on the resolution of remaining areas related to disengagement along the LAC in the Western Sector of India-China border areas.
Earlier there were reports of the decision from both sides. Now, finally, the disengagement in Gogra in eastern Ladakh has been completed. This comes after the 12th round of talks with China, announces Army.
Earlier on June 25, India and China had virtually conducted the 22nd meeting of the diplomatic Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC).
India had raised the need to complete the stalled disengagement at Gogra and Hot Springs in the military dialogue.
India and China also agreed to resolve the remaining issues in an expeditious manner. It will be in accordance with the existing agreements and protocols.
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