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According to a joint statement released in this respect, Indian and Chinese soldiers began to disengage from the Gogra-Hot Springs region of eastern Ladakh on Thursday in a coordinated and planned manner, ending a standoff that lasted more than two years in the Patrolling Point 15 area.

According to the agreement established during the 16th round of talks between corps commanders in July, the disengagement started as planned, it added, adding that it is being carried out in a way that promotes tranquility and peace.

The defence ministry reported that Indian and Chinese troops in the area of Gogra-Hotsprings (PP-15) have started to disengage in a coordinated and planned manner, which is conducive to peace and tranquilly in the border areas, in accordance with the consensus reached in the 16th round of the India China Corps Commander Level Meeting.

The announcement comes just days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to meet in Uzbekistan the following week.