India, China Complete Troop Pullout From Lake Area

NEW DELHI—Indian and Chinese troops have completed a pullout from a lake area on their disputed border in the western Himalayas, setting the scene for disengagement at other friction points, the two countries said on Sunday. Thousands of soldiers have been facing off since April on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), or the de facto border, including at the glacial Pangong Tso lake. Earlier this month, military commanders agreed to begin pulling out troops, tanks, and artillery in a first step towards full withdrawal. On Saturday, the two commanders met to review the pullout. “The two sides positively appraised the smooth completion of disengagement of frontline troops in the Pangong Lake area noting that it was a significant step forward that provided a good basis for resolution of other remaining issues along the LAC in Western Sector,” a joint press release said. The deployment in the remote area that …
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