India-China faceoff: Two nuclear neighbors agreed to disengage from standoff!

Days after engaging in a border skirmish in Galwan valley in the Ladakh region which had seen a violent confrontation between the ground forces, the Indian commanders, and their Chinese counterparts have reached mutual consensus on defusing the tensions and disengaging from the face-off at the disputed border. 

The two nuclear-armed neighbors had arrived at the mutual consensus during the high commander level talks that lasted for eleven hours during which both the nations have agreed to pull back from the face-off and current positions from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. 

According to the reports, the talks between Indian Army's Corps Commander Lt General Harinder Singh and Commander of China's Liberation Army in South Xinjiang region Major General Lin Liu had held at Moldo in a cordial, positive, and constructive atmosphere. During the talks, both sides had also discussed the modalities for disengagement from all friction areas in Eastern Ladakh and the modalities will be rolled out by both sides.

As the corps commander level talks had drawn the breakthrough on defusing the tensions, the division commanders from both sides will carry out the proceedings of disengagement from the border confrontation following which the ground forces will be de-escalating from the border and would step back gradually from the standoff. 

The consensus between the neighbors achieved a week after the border troops engaged in the violent face-off and skirmish that resulted in the death of twenty Indian soldiers, including an army colonel, which exemplified the gravity of the issue as the tensions were escalated among the borders between the forces amid the Coronavirus outbreak.  

On Tuesday, after the consensus was reached, Indian Army Chief Gen. Naravane has traveled to Ladakh to review the ground situation and to discuss the ongoing standoff with the ground commanders. The disengagement from the disputed border has come when India has been witnessing fierce protests calling to boycott Chinese products in wake of the border dispute and violent face-off that killed 20 Indian soldiers.