Northern Army Commander visits areas near LAC, reviews disengagement

at 9:26 pm
LAC disengagement

New Delhi (NVI): As India and China continue the disengagement process at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Lt Gen YK Joshi, Northern Army Commander, today visited the forward areas of Eastern Ladakh to review the process.

During the visit, Lt Gen Joshi met the troops and commanders along the LAC.

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has dismantled its jetty as well as a helipad at Finger 5 on the northern banks of the Pangong Tso.

In addition to this, the Chinese troops have also vacated the mountain tops of Finger 4 area on the northern bank, which they had occupied for months leading to a prolonged confrontation.

The stocking of all the heavy equipment has been done, the transportation of these are going on as well as the dismantling of the structures built by both sides, according to media reports.

Chinese army tanks have retreated to the Sengdong base 50 km away and India has been monitoring the entire process of retreat.

This almost marks one week since the process of disengagement at Pangong Tso started between the Indian and Chinese troops.

The disengagement process at both northern and southern banks of the Pangong Lake is expected to be complete by February 20 and within 48 hours of the disengagement, a discussion will begin at the Corps Commander level to find a solution to other disputed sites, including the Depsang Plains.