The sources said NSA Doval spoke with the Chinese Foreign Minister over a phone call on Sunday. NSA Doval and the CFM Wang Yi held a two-hour conversation
NEW DELHI| The disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with the Chinese troops pulling back from Galwan after National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval’s call with the Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday.
The sources said NSA Ajit Doval spoke with the Chinese Foreign Minister over a phone call on Sunday. NSA Doval and the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a two-hour conversation.
In a detailed statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said, “The two special representatives had a frank and in-depth exchange of views on the recent developments in the Western Sector of the India-China border areas.”
NSA Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi had a telephone conversation yesterday. They had a frank & in-depth exchange of views on the recent developments in the Western Sector of the India-China border areas: MEA pic.twitter.com/l71Tkf4bYo
— ANI (@ANI) July 6, 2020
The MEA statement added, “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.”
NSA Doval&Chinese FM agreed that both sides should take guidance from consensus of the leaders that maintenance of peace&tranquillity in India-China border areas was essential for development of bilateral relations&that two sides shouldn't allow differences to become disputes:MEA pic.twitter.com/TlV5j4l5Jb
— ANI (@ANI) July 6, 2020
The MEA added India and China agreed that both sides should complete the ongoing disengagement process along the LAC “expeditiously”.
On Monday the Chinese army in Ladakh removed tents and started to withdraw its troops from Galwan Valley as the first sign of de-escalation. This was decided during high-level talks between the two militaries, government sources said.
Galwan Valley was the site of a violent hand-to-hand clash between the two militaries on June 15 that left 20 Indian soldiers dead.
The sources said China’s People Liberation Army was seen removing tents and structures at patrolling point 14, also the rearward movement of vehicles of Chinese troops was seen in the general area of Galwan and Gogra Hot Springs.