Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from western Himalayan area, says India


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NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese troops have begun disengaging from the Gogra-Hotsprings border area in the western Himalayas, the Indian government said in a statement on Thursday (Sep 8), two years after clashes at the frontier strained diplomatic ties. The statement comes ahead of a meeting in Uzbekistan next week which Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to attend. India said disengagement was taking place in a coordinated and planned way and is meant to keep border peace. "The eyeball-to-eyeball contact has ended," an Indian defence source said, referring to the latest agreement, although...