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India, China disengagement has begun north of the Galwan river, says Army chief Naravane

Both sides have begun to disengage in a phased manner and the process has started from the north, Army chief added.

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Dehradun: Army chief General MM Naravane on Saturday said everything was under control on the country’s borders with China and expressed hope that the ongoing dialogue will settle all the perceived differences between the two countries.

“I would like to assure everyone that the entire situation along our borders with China is under control. We are having a series of talks which started with Corps Commander level talks which was followed up with meetings at the local level between commanders of equivalent ranks,” Naravane told reporters on the sidelines of the Indian Military Academy’s Passing Out Parade here.

He said the ongoing dialogue will sort out all the perceived differences between the two countries.

“As a result a lot of disengagement has taken place and we are hopeful that through the continued dialogue that we are having, all perceived differences that we (India and China) have will be set to rest,” the Army chief said.

He said both sides have begun to disengage in a phased manner and the process has started from the north.

“Both sides are disengaging in a phased manner. We have started from the north, from the area of the Galwan river where a lot of disengagement has taken place. It has been a very fruitful dialogue that we have had. And as I said it will go on and the situation will improve as we go on,” he said.

Replying to a question on Nepal, which has revised its map showing Lipulekh as Nepalese territory, he said India has always had strong ties with Nepal and they will remain strong in future.

“We have a very strong relationship with Nepal. We have geographical, cultural, historical, religious linkages. We have very strong people-to-people connect. Our relation with them has always been strong and will remain strong in the future.”

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  1. Brother in national security matters,we should not the government nor should we criticize the army.They are doing their job properly.we should encourage them not criticize them while sitting far away.

  2. I perceive that disputes are being resolved as per laid down guidelines between India and China .If we have to start a war to resolve the conflict then what is the use of defining such mechanisms.
    Lets not equate our response to Pak with China as both gag a different relationship with our country.
    Pal is quintessentially nibbling at U and is more of in the face kind of enemy and thus being responded accordingly whereas China and India are and will remain Strategic Adversaries for generations to come and have to continue engaging and containment of each other in this struggle to become Strategic and Economic powerhouses.

  3. His job is to assure us that we can defend our territory from encroachment. It’s not his job to tell us we are having talks and all is well ….. that is the job of the diplomats. The latter are conspicuous by their absence. Meanwhile our army chief, in his quest to sound conciliatory and reassuring, makes us wonder if we are all sound and no fury.

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