China continues to hold position in many areas of Eastern Ladakh, 40, 000 troops still present    

Srinagar, July 24: China has not disengaged its troops from a number of friction points in Eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as per media reports.

According to the media reports, most of the places where Chinese have not withdrawn include those which it had intruded in last week of April.

Both India and China have held several rounds of military talks involving the senior commanders to draw plans for the disengagement of troops after June 15.

On June 15, around 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives during clashes with the Chinese army in the Galwan valley region in eastern Ladakh,.

According to news channel NDTV , Chinese soldiers were still present in the Depsang Plains region, Gogra and the Fingers region along the Pangong Lake “where India and China had started a mutual disengagement by creating a buffer zone between both sides”.

“There has been disengagement in Galwan, Hot Springs and a part of the Fingers region along Pangong Lake. However, sources say there has been no movement in Gogra as expected or in the Depsang plains,” NDTV report added.

In Pangong Tso lake area, NDTV reported that Chinese are reluctant to move to finger 5.

The Chinese were traditionally occupying areas up to the Finger 8 of the lake

According to the news agency ANI , “The Chinese have not shown any signs of deescalation as they continue to maintain their heavy troop deployment of almost 40,000 troops supported by heavy weaponry like air defence systems, armoured personnel carriers and long-range artillery in front and depth areas,”.

The ANI news agency also reported that the Chinese were, “not honouring their commitment for disengagement at the friction points in Eastern Ladakh and not moving back as per the agreed terms during the multiple rounds of talks at the government and Army level”.

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