Chinese Army begin withdrawing from Galwan valley

Published: July 7, 2020

On July 7, 2020, the Chinese army was seen removing tents and structures after an agreement between the commanders of Indian and Chinese army.

Highlights

The Indian and Chinese army conducted violent clashes along the Line of Actual Control that led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers. Recent satellite images indicate that the Chinese had illegally crossed 423 metres into the Indian territory in the Galwan valley.

India has demanded for phased and step wise de-escalation in Pangong Tso lake, Depsang plains and Galwan valley.

The Chinese presence is still being witnessed at the hot spring area of Gogra. The Gogra hot springs border is operated by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

What is the difference between Disengagement and De-Escalation?

In the current situation, the Indian and Chinese Armies have de-escalated. De-Escalation is bringing down enhanced troop levels to normal level to reduce the risks of conflict. Disengagement refers to the process where the troops of both the countries pull back from the stand off position and end face-to-face situations.

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