The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (People’s Liberation Army, PLA) has finally started evacuating the Finger 4 area on the northern coast of Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh, which it occupied last year. And had changed the status quo on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). It is clear in the video that the PLA personnel are not only dismantling their tents, but are also taking their tanks back very fast. Now Chinese soldiers are destroying the shelters they built to stay and also remove other structures that they had established during the occupation.
According to News18, nearly 200 tanks of China have gone back 100 kilometers in the last eight hours on the shores of Lake Pangong in eastern Ladakh. The PLA has destroyed its jetties, helipads, tents and observation points. It was manufactured between Finger 4 and Finger 8 after April 2020. According to the report, 134 km of the northern bank of Pangong Lake extends like a palm and its various extensions are identified as fingers to demarcate the area.
Top government officials told CNN-News18, on condition of anonymity, that this speed of disengagement is shocking. CNN-News18 featured photographs showing Chinese soldiers and tankers on the shores of Pangong Lake, where they had been stationed in front of India for nearly 10 months. Photos and videos also show that the Chinese military built everything from the use of cranes to bring back their infantry as part of the infantry they built over the past 10 months, as part of their military exercises.
This is happening according to the agreement between India and China on the withdrawal of troops to end the deadlock at several points near the LAC. The agreement states that Chinese troops will move back to their old place behind Finger 8 and the Indian Army will return to the Dhan Singh Thapa post between Finger 2 and 3 of the northern bank of Pangong Lake. In addition, there will be a temporary ban on military activities, including patrolling in traditional areas. Last week, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament that there was an agreement between India and the Chinese Army on disengagement in East Ladakh.