In a major breakthrough, India and China agreed to disengage in eastern Ladakh’s Gogra region, restoring the Line of Actual Control in the area, the Indian Army said on Friday.
According to the statement issued by the Indian Army, India and China has pulled off their respective forces from the friction point after a ‘year-long sensitive stand off’ along the Line of Actual Control
“The disengagement procedure, which included both sides removing all temporary structures and other associated infrastructure and returning the landform to its pre-stand-off state, took place over two days, on August 4 and 5,” reads the statement.
The disengagement occurred in eastern Ladakh, at Patrol Point 17A.
“All temporary structures and other allied infrastructure created in the area by both sides have been dismantled and mutually verified. The landform in the area has been restored by both sides to the pre-standoff period,” the statement adds.
With the resolution in Gogra, India and China have now backed down in four of the six flashpoints – the others being Galwan and North and South banks of the Pangong Lake. The standoffs in Depsang and Hot Springs continue.