Soldiers begin retreating in Galwan Valley
New Delhi: India and China have agreed to withdraw their troops after a two-month-long military standoff in eastern Ladakh following talks by commanders last week.
Sources said here that Chinese soldiers have been seen removing tents and other belongings from Patrol Point-14 in Galwan Valley. He said the activities of Chinese troops and vehicles have been observed in Gulwan and Gogarah areas. Sources said that it was not yet clear how far the Chinese troops had withdrawn.
A violent skirmish between the two sides had taken place at Patrol Point-14 in which 20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel, were martyred. A large number of Chinese soldiers were also killed. Although no definite number about it was declared.
Sources said that India-China are closely monitoring the military’s activities and the ground situation will be reviewed in the near future.
A meeting was held on 29 June between the commanders of the two armies and the two agreed to withdraw from each other. Methods of withdrawing troops from all areas of the conflict were discussed in detail in the meeting.
On 15 June, there was a violent clash between the armies of the two countries in the Galwan Valley, which increased the tension on the border. After this, the Defence Ministers of both the countries negotiated and emphasized to solve this problem with responsibility.