Record 15-hour marathon talks between India-China for second phase of disengagement along LAC ends
The Corps Commander-level talks between India and China over the second phase of disengagement along the LAC have encountered at Chushul Border post in Eastern Ladakh. The meeting lasted for 15 hours.
This comes after the Special Representatives of India and China on the Boundary Question - Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi - had a 'frank and in-depth exchange' during a telephone conversation on July 5, during which they agreed that both sides should complete the ongoing disengagement process along the LAC expeditiously.
The vacant spaces along the LAC will be treated as temporary non-patrolling zones by both sides and their troops will not come there.
As part of the first phase of disengagement, Chinese troops have moved back from Finger 4 to Finger 5 in the Finger area and have already moved back by around two kilometres in the other friction points including Galway valley, Hot Springs and Patrolling Point-15.