The tense on border dispute in East Ladakh between India and China seems to have diminished through a consensus, as the two countries have almost agreed to rear their respective forces. But the Chinese government mouthpiece Global Times has claimed that this matter can be confused again.
Amid efforts to ease the tense atmosphere in eastern Ladakh, China has taken a new approach and claimed that India would withdraw its troops before East Ladakh.
The Global Times has claimed that China and India have agreed to withdraw military and weapons and that both countries will soon implement a border disruption plan, ie, the withdrawal of troops, under reciprocal principle.
The Global Times also claimed that according to the plan to remove the army, India must first withdraw its army from the conflict point. Only then will China consider withdrawing its army.
Citing an unnamed source, the ruling Communist Party People’s mouthpiece Global Times said, “India must first withdraw its army, as India first illegally sent its army to the southern shore of Pangong Lake.” Only then will China consider withdrawing the army at the northern end.
After the agreement on dis-engagement between the two countries, both sides are going to demolish all new structures in Pangong Lake area after April-May. Apart from this, no country will be patrolling in the area of Finger 4 to Finger 8.
India made it clear only after the initial round of diplomatic and military talks that the soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army of China were the first to deepen and provoke the border dispute, so Indian soldiers would not step back first.
The Global Times report published on Friday was an updated version of the previous report published a day earlier. On Friday, the Global Times denied the consensus in the Indian media on the withdrawal of the two forces. He claimed that such reports in the Indian media were false.
China and India, the two nuclear powers countries, have been embroiled in the border dispute for the last five-six months and due to this tension on the border continues. Several rounds of diplomatic and military talks have so far failed to reduce tension on the border.