Disengagement not complete: India complains to China

July 31, 2020: Despite agreeing to disengage from eastern Ladakh, the Chinese forces have not yet done so.

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July 31, 2020: Despite agreeing to disengage from eastern Ladakh, the Chinese forces have not yet done so. India on Thursday alleged that though the China said 3 days ago that the disengagement process was over, in reality this has not been done.

"There has been some progress made towards this objective but the disengagement process has as yet not been completed," alleged External Affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.

The spokesman further asserted that "As we have stated earlier, the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas is the basis of our bilateral relationship. Therefore, we expect that the Chinese side will sincerely work with us for complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas at the earliest as agreed to by the Special Representatives."

On the other hand, Chinese envoy Sun Weidong again claimed that "With the joint efforts of both sides, the border troops have disengaged in most localities. The situation on the ground is de-escalating and the temperature is coming down."

The Ladakh frontier has been tensed since June when 20 Indian bravehearts were killed in clash with PLA men in the Galwan valley.

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