India-China border situation is under control, Army Chief General MM Naravane said today
The “situation along our borders with China is under control”, Army Chief General MM Naravane said Saturday morning, adding that a series of meetings between senior military commanders from both sides had resulted in “a lot of disengagement” and that “all perceived differences that we (India and China) have will be set to rest”.
“I would like to assure everyone that the entire situation along our borders with China is under control. We’re having a series of talks which started with Corps Commander level and has been followed up with meetings at local levels between commanders of equivalent ranks,” General Naravane was quoted by news agency ANI.
“As a result, a lot of disengagement has taken place and we are hopeful that through the continued dialogue we’re having, all perceived differences that we (India and China) have will be set to rest,” the general added.
On Friday the two sides held further talks – this time at the Major General-level – to resolve the stand-off. This was the fifth round of talks since reports of skirmishes and incursions by Chinese helicopters in Ladakh’s Pangong Lake region in early May led to an escalation of tension.
Earlier this week government sources confirmed that Indian and Chinese troops had begun mutual disengagement in some parts of eastern Ladakh. Sources said a “significant” number of Chinese troops had pulled