India, China plan buffer zone at PP-17A near Gogra post
The Times of India Delhi|August 04, 2021
No Headway Yet On Other Friction Points
Rajat Pandit

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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