End of Lake Pangong Tso Dispute: China-India Renew Relations

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India and China complete their pull-back of forces, now. A joint statement issued by the Indian Defence Ministry said that both countries did pull out their troops from the disputed Himalayan border.

After the heated war that did exist between India and China over lake Pangong. In particular, the lake is along the Himalayan border that both countries share. Now, reportedly both countries did withdraw their troops.

According to the Indian Defence Ministry, both countries did solve this situation amicably. Also, said in the joint statement that both countries did agree on retreating their soldiers from the lake.

According to sources, at least 24 soldiers did perish in June last year. Mainly, in a poorly marked out border along the Pangong Tso lake. The genesis of confrontations that the guards did exeprience a change in the increase in tensions. Mostly, after the line of actual control that did shift to either side. This did result in confrontations among the soldiers. Thus, it did bring the soldiers head-on.

On February 11, both countries did announce their intentions to withdrawal of security forces from the area. Then, India and China did hold numerous meetings  to seal off the relations. In fact, it did take nine rounds of talks so far. Hence, smooth disengagement of the frontline troops did consider a significant move. Especially, towards a peaceful resolution.

India-China Border Dispute

Prior to the agreement, the countries did divide the troops into groups. Troops from each side did take the position on the north and south shores in the region. Both countries did claim their sides along the Pangong Tso lake.

After, months of tension did increase fears that did witness the deployment of thousands of soldiers in the Ladakh region. Also, China did increase its deployment of troops in the Chinese-administered Aksai Chin. Experts did predict a situation possibly leading to an escalating conflict.

Moreover, India and China did lock horns in a border dispute for decades. Even, they did go to war in 1962. The border is 3,440 km long that both countries share. It is worth mentioning that the border is not defined very clearly.

In January, reportedly, the war did turn deadly. Mainly, dozens received serious injuries at gun points. Following the clash that is taking place in another Himalayan state of Sikkim on the Indian side.

Nevertheless, twenty troops did lose their lives in June. While China also did report losing four soldiers. Reportedly, the soldiers died after sustaining injuries caused by stones and guns.

However, both countries now did agree on the issue of consensus. Also, closely did work on their state leaders, extend their communication and the need for dialogue. It shall stabilise the tense atmosphere that they may experience later. It will be crucial in maintaining peace along the huge border.

 

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