New Delhi: In an incremental step forward in the overall stalled troop disengagement in eastern Ladakh, India, and China now plan to establish a no-patrolling or buffer zone between the rival soldiers at one of the ‘friction’ points in the GograHot Springs-Kongka La sector.
The phased disengagement with physical verification at Patrolling Point-17A is likely to kick off over the next few days, once the “in-principle agreement” reached during the 12th round of corps commander-level talks last Saturday is “ratified” by the two governments. “China’s final confirmation is awaited,” said a source on Tuesday.
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