India-China: The armies of both countries agrees to retreat

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On Tuesday, the 11-hour-long talks between top military commanders of India and China agreed with the withdrawal of the armies of the two countries from the confrontations in eastern Ladakh.

An 11-hour conversation between the two countries' military delegations in the Moldo area led by the Indian Army's 14th Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Harvinder Singh and the Chinese Army's Tibet Military District Commander Major General Leu Lin decided that Forces from both sides will retreat from all the confrontational locations.

However, no time-limit has been set for retreat. The talks started on Monday morning, which lasted till late in the night. Media reports said the talks took place in a 'cordial, positive and constructive atmosphere' and it was decided that the both sides would implement modalities to move away from all confrontational locations in eastern Ladakh.

In a statement regarding this meeting, the Indian Army said, "The Corps Commander level talks held on Monday were held in a cordial, positive and constructive atmosphere. Both sides have agreed to withdraw from tense areas by mutual consent. The meeting discussed the modalities of the withdrawal of forces from all the conflict zones in eastern Ladakh and both sides would implement it.

According to defense ministry officials, no time limit was set for how long the armies of the two countries would retreat. As the local commander-level negotiations will be done, the armies will retreat from various locations. In the conflict with the Chinese army in the Galvan Valley, 20 Indian military personnel were martyred.

After this incident, tensions of both countries have reached a peak. After this, India asked for the withdrawal of the Chinese army. There was no result in the three talks at the level of Major General. After this, on 22 June, a Corps Commander level meeting was called, in which India made clear to the Chinese commanders that they should return to the position of 5 May. On behalf of India it has been clearly stated that China should return to its border. The two sides held a first round of Lt. General level talks on June 6 at the same venue, during which both sides finalized an agreement to remove the deadlock.