Chinese Army Took A Step Back After Conversation between NSA Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Yi

Efforts are being made to reduce the tension on the border between India and China. Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor of India and H.E. Mr. Wang Yi, State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China had a telephone conversation on 5th July 2020 on the recent developments in the Western Sector of the India-China border areas.

After this conversation, Chinese Army has moved back its tents, vehicles and troops by 1-2 km from locations of face-off in Galwan valley at Line of actual control (LAC).

“The two Special Representatives agreed that both sides should take guidance from the consensus of the leaders that maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas was essential for the further development of our bilateral relations and that two sides should not allow differences to become disputes. Therefore, they agreed that it was necessary to ensure at the earliest complete disengagement of the troops along the LAC and de-escalation from India-China border areas for full restoration of peace and tranquillity. In this regard they further agreed that both sides should complete the ongoing disengagement process along the LAC expeditiously. The two sides should also ensure a phased and stepwise de-escalation in the India-China border areas. They re-affirmed that both sides should strictly respect and observe the line of actual control and should not take any unilateral action to alter the status quo and work together to avoid any incident in the future that could disturb peace and tranquillity in border areas,” Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release.

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