Disengagement between India and China completed, Chinese troops moved back 2 kms, say Army officials

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The Indian Army sources have said disengagement between the Indian military and Chinese troops have been completed on Wednesday with the Chinese soldiers moving back 2 kms.

Army sources have said, “Disengagement between troops of India and China has been completed today at Patrolling Point 15. The Chinese troops have moved back by approximately 2 kms.”

The disengagement process began on Monday morning after a nearly two-hour telephonic conversation between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday during which they agreed on an expeditious withdrawal of troops from the area. Doval and Wang are Special Representatives for the boundary talks.

Sources said the Indian Army is keeping a strict vigil on the movement of Chinese troops and that it will carry out a detail verification process soon to see whether China is sincere in implementing the disengagement process.

In the meantime, the IAF increased the frequency of “day and night operations” of its frontline fighter jets, with the sources saying it is a signal that India will continue to put pressure on China until the status quo ante is restored in all the areas in eastern Ladakh.

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