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  • China was not in favour of resuming the process of clarifying the Line of Actual Control (LAC) because it could “create new disputes”, its Ambassador to India said.
  • The ambassador said While the Foreign Ministry said earlier this week border troops “completed disengagement in most localities”, defence sources said it had only been “partial” in some spots, such as Patrolling Point 17A in Gogra-Hot Springs and Pangong Lake.

Details: Complete disengagement is Incomplete

  • The complete disengagement is yet to happen and this matter is expected to be taken up at the fifth round of talks between the Corps Commanders of both armies
  • The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said “there has been some progress made” towards complete disengagement along the LAC, “but the disengagement process has as yet not been completed”.
  • China’s Defence Ministry said the situation “tends toward de-escalation and the disengagement between the border troops of the two countries is being gradually carried forward.”
  • While the Foreign Ministry said earlier this week border troops “completed disengagement in most localities”, defence sources said it had only been “partial” in some spots, such as Patrolling Point 17A in Gogra-Hot Springs and Pangong Lake.

-Source: The Hindu

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