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Closely following reports of India, China troop disengagement: US

The remarks by the State Department on Monday got here because the armies of India and China started disengagement of troops locked in over eight-month-long standoff in jap Ladakh.

PTI, Washington

PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:58 AM IST



The US has mentioned it’s carefully following reports of troop disengagement between India and China and continues to watch the state of affairs.

The remarks by the State Department on Monday got here because the armies of India and China started disengagement of troops locked in over eight-month-long standoff in jap Ladakh.

Both nations have reached a mutual settlement for disengagement of troops from probably the most contentious space of North and South Pangong Lake.

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“We are closely following reports of troop disengagement. We welcome the ongoing efforts to de-escalate the situation,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price informed reporters at his day by day information convention.

“We will, of course, continue to monitor the situation closely as both sides work towards a peaceful resolution,” he mentioned, responding to questions on reports of disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops from Pangong lake space of Ladakh.

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The border standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries erupted on May 5 following a violent conflict within the Pangong lake areas and either side step by step enhanced their deployment by dashing in tens of 1000’s of troopers in addition to heavy weaponry whilst the 2 sides continued navy and diplomatic talks.

Military commanders of each the armies held the tenth spherical of talks on the Chinese facet of the Moldo/Chushul border meeting level on February 20.

A joint assertion issued on the finish of a prolonged spherical of talks mentioned the 2 sides positively appraised the sleek completion of disengagement of frontline troops within the Pangong Lake space, noting that it was a major step ahead that offered foundation for decision of different remaining points alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) within the Western Sector.

“We’re continuing to monitor the situation. We certainly welcome the reports of de-escalation and we’re closely following those initial reports of troop disengagement,” Price mentioned.

The India-China border dispute covers the three,488-km-long LAC. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as half of southern Tibet, whereas India contests it.

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