Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande is scheduled to visit Ladakh on Saturday amid the ongoing disengagement process in the Gogra-Hot Springs area in Ladakh, as per sources.

As an outcome of discussions in the 16th round of Corps Commander level talks, Indian and Chinese armies started disengagement in the area of Gogra-Hot Springs (PP-15) yesterday. In a joint statement, the two countries said that a consensus over the disengagement in Gogra-Hot Springs areas has been reached among both parties in the 16th round of the India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting.

The 16th round of meetings was held on July 17. The details of the disengagement are awaited and a statement is expected to be issued by India soon. However, soon after the talks took place, top government sources stated it was likely that the Indian side could move its position from the friction point towards the Karam Singh Hill feature, while the Chinese could move back towards the north in Chinese areas.

Since May 2020, when the Chinese military tried to change the status quo on LAC in Eastern Ladakh, both sides have been deployed opposite each other near Patrolling Point 15, which has emerged as a friction point. Last month, the Indian and Chinese armies held a Division Commander-level meeting where they discussed matters pertaining to maintaining peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control in the Ladakh sector.

Earlier, India and China held talks in the Chushul sector to address the air space violations by the Chinese Air Force, where India warned China against any misadventure.