Indian, Chinese armies ‘disengaging’ in a phased manner: Army Chief

DEHRADUN, Jun 13: The military talks between India and China over the eastern Ladakh row have been “very fruitful” and both the armies are “disengaging” in a phased manner, beginning from Galwan Valley, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane said on Saturday, in the first official confirmation of mutual pulling back of troops from the region.
The chief of army staff also said “the entire situation” has been under control along India’s borders with China, and exuded confidence that the ongoing dialogue would “settle” all the perceived differences over the de facto Sino-India boundary.
Gen Naravane was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the passing out parade of the Indian Military Academy.
“Both sides are disengaging in a phased manner. We have started from the north, from the area of the Galwan river, where a lot of disengagement has taken place. It has been a very fruitful dialogue that we have had. As I said, it will go on and the situation will improve as we go on,” he said.
The Indian and Chinese armies are locked in an over-five-week standoff in Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh.
A sizeable number of Chinese army personnel even transgressed into the Indian side of the de facto border in several areas, including Pangong Tso. (PTI)