LAC Tension: Troops Of India And China Begin Their Retreat From The Area
After India and China sign agreement, the troops of both countries disengage from the LAC.
LAC, the Line of Actual Control, is the border between India and China in Ladakh. There had been some tension between the two countries going on for quite some time, in the region. Recently, there was a disengagement agreement, after which the Chinese Army began its retreat. Read on to know more about it. According to a Russian news agency, TASS, the struggle between the Indian and Chinese army that took place in May 2020, resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers and 45 Chinese soldiers. Post this incident, both the countries had posted about 50,000 more soldiers in the area. Recently, on Wednesday 10 February, the Indian and Chinese armies began retreating from the southern and northern borders of the Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh. There was a formal meeting between the soldiers of both the armies for the commencement of disengagement, following which, the retreating began. The PLA tanks of China and the tanks of the Indian Army also disengaged from the area. The video that you see here was released by the Indian Army, which shows the military commanders from both the armies shaking hands and agreeing to disengage.
Also read: India To Export Covid-19 Vaccines, Maintaining Its ‘Pharmacy Of The world’ Tag After this event, leader of the Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi made accusations that the disengagement was agreed upon because the Indian Government has “ceded some part of the Indian land to China,” also asking why “Indian troops have moved from Finger 4 to Finger 3 of the region.” Defense Minister Rajnath Singh smashed these accusations, and the Defense Ministry responded, saying: “The assertion that Indian territory is up to Finger 4 is categorically false. The territory of India is as depicted by the map of India and includes more than 43,000 sq km currently under illegal occupation of China since 1962.” The statement issued by the Defense Ministry also stated: “Permanent posts of both sides at the north bank of Pangong Tso are longstanding and well-established. On the Indian side, it is Dhan Singh Thapa Post near Finger 3 and on the Chinese side, east of Finger 8. The current agreement provides for cessation of forward deployment by both sides and continued deployment at these permanent posts.”