The withdrawal process between the armies of India and China at friction points Hot Springs and Gogra started on Monday and is expected to be completed at both the sides within next few days, said Indian Army sources.
The Chinese army has started pulling apart its structures from the location yesterday, the Indian Army sources said.
The Army sources also said that under the mutual withdrawal, armies from both sides will disengage and move back by 1-1.5 km from the friction points.
After the completion of the disengagement process, both the armies are likely to talk further in order to take the process further. India and China have agreed that for full restoration of peace and tranquility, it was necessary to ensure at the earliest the complete withdrawal of the armies along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and de-escalation from India-China border areas.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi – had a telephonic conversation on Sunday. During the conversation, they both agreed that both sides should finish the ongoing withdrawal process along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) immediately.
Ajit Doval and Wang Yi restated that armies from both sides should strictly respect and observe the Line of Actual Control and should not take any one-sided action to alter the status quo and work together in order to avoid any incident in the future that could hamper the peace and tranquility.
As per the Indian Army sources, the Chinese army has moved back their tents, vehicles, and troops by 1-2 kilometers from locations where the withdrawal was agreed upon at Corps Commander-level meetings. Indian army has also moved back 1-2 km from the locations where the withdrawal was agreed upon.
However, Chinese heavy armored vehicles are still standing in the depth areas in the Galwan river region.
Meanwhile, the Indian army is handling the entire situation with caution.