India China Border Dispute: The dispute that has been going on for some time between India and China near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near eastern Ladakh seems to have subsided. It is reported that Indian and Chinese forces are shifthing from three places including Galwan in eastern Ladakh. The People’s Liberation Army of China has moved its army and vehicles two and a half kilometers back from Galwan area, Petroling Point 15 and Hot Spring area. India has also returned some of its soldiers. This information was given by news agency ANI on Tuesday (June 9), quoting the top sources of the government.
Several rounds of diplomatic and military level negotiations have been held between India and China to resolve the recent border dispute. After which both countries have agreed to reduce tension and resolve the dispute in a peaceful manner. Along with this, both countries have also asked to continue further negotiations.
The standoff between the two armies began when India began building significant roads in the Galwan Valley in Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldi as well as the Finger area around Pegong Lake and was opposed by China.
India and China clash on May 5
The situation in eastern Ladakh deteriorated when on May 5, about 250 soldiers from India and China clashed with iron rods and sticks in the Pegong Lake area. There was also stone pelting on both sides, in which soldiers of both countries were injured. The incident continued the next day as well. The two sides “separated” after this, but the deadlock continued. In a similar incident, on May 9, about 150 soldiers from both countries clashed near the Naku La Pass in the Sikkim sector. According to sources, At least 10 soldiers from both sides were injured in this incident.
The deadlock over Doklam was also prolonged
In 2017, there was a 73-day standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Doklam Tiraha region, raising fears of war between the two countries. It is notable that there is a dispute between India and China over the 3,488 km long border called the Line of Actual Control. China claims Arunachal Pradesh to be a part of southern Tibet, while India says it is an integral part of it. China has been condemning India’s move to reorganize Jammu and Kashmir and make Ladakh a union territory. Beijing claims its claim to many parts of Ladakh.