The armed forces of the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began withdrawing from the north and south sides of the Pangong Tso on Wednesday evening after a confrontation in the eastern Ladakh sector for the past nine months. Huh. It is a way of peace with China everywhere along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
In the Rajya Sabha, the Defense Minister also said, “I am happy to inform the House that due to our approach and continued dialogue, the settlement agreement has been reached with China on the north and south bank of Pangong Lake. Under this China Pangong On the northern bank of the lake will place its troops east of Finger 8. India will place its troops on their permanent base near Finger 3. ”
Top government officials said that the basic principle behind the disengagement was that both armies would return to their permanent bases, as they had in April 2020.
This means that the PLA will return to the east Shreejap sector from the Finger 8 hill area on the northern coast, while the Indian Army will return to its post on Finger 3 in the name of Lieutenant Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa on a permanent basis.
The same rule has been applied to the southern bank of the lake, where both armies are returning to their permanent positions at the Indian Army in Chashul and PLA in Moldo. It is necessary to mention here that this disbursement has been done on the basis of Galwan model.
What is Galwan model?
The cheeky model has been replicated in both banks. In fact, after the clash on June 15, 2020, the two sides were back at the permanent positions and it was decided that no one would patrol until a protocol regarding patrolling was made. Regarding the entire exercise, a senior official said that after the withdrawal of the troops and the measures to build the trust initiated by both the armies, both sides can take a decision on coordinated and joint patrolling.
According to the Hindustan Times, a person associated with the entire case said that once the Armored, Artillery and the withdrawal of the troops from Pangong Tso is completed, both sides are located north of Pangong Tso, at the patrolling points 15 (Gogra) and 17 (Hot. Springs) will initiate negotiations on disengagement from the area.
Why did Rajnath not speak on this issue?
In his statement, Rajnath Singh also said that there are still some outstanding issues regarding deployment and patrolling on LAC. Our attention will be on these in further discussions. Apart from all this, there was no update in Singh’s statement on the state of the deadlock in the Depsang plains of the DBO area. This is an area the Indian side has been reluctant to talk about. There has been no discussion on this area that is strategically important in this deal and will probably be taken separately.
Explain that Chinese troops are preventing the Indian Army from patrolling the Y-Junction from 10 to 13 patrolling points (PP) in this strategically important area, which is a matter of great concern.