China-India Announces Completion of Withdrawal of Pan-Gong Declaration of Border Dispute…
On the 10th, withdrawal began after the agreement to withdraw troops.
Corona 19 economic crisis India reaches out first
Troops near the border are still moving forward…
[아시아경제 이현우 기자] The confrontation that has continued since May of last year has ended when China and India announced that they have completed withdrawal from the Pangong Lake area in the Himalayan Ladakh region, a major border dispute area. It is evaluated that India, which had suffered a serious economic crisis last year due to the Corona 19 incident, took a step back first and reached an agreement between the two sides. However, there are concerns that the border dispute between the two countries may resume at any time as the Indian and Chinese forces have not completely withdrawn troops near the border.
According to foreign media such as the BBC, on the 21st (local time), in a joint statement between the Chinese and Indian troops right after the high-level military talks, the withdrawal of the troops of the two countries was completed in the area of Ladakh Pangong, a border dispute area where bloodshed since May last year. Announced. The two countries signed an agreement to withdraw troops from the Pangong Lake area on the 10th, and the next day, the Chinese troops immediately withdrew more than 200 tanks and armored units placed on the Pangong Lake, and a gradual withdrawal continued.
It is evaluated that the confrontation between the two countries that has continued at the border since May last year has ended with this withdrawal. According to the Associated Press, the two armed forces have confronted for a long time by deploying heavy weapons such as tanks and fighters since about 20 people were killed in an armed conflict in May and June last year at the border areas such as the Pangong Lake and the Galwan Valley.
However, the high-level military talks began when India, whose economic hardship was severe last year due to the deepening of the Corona 19 crisis, first requested the talks. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate announced by the Indian government in the second quarter of last year recorded -23.9%, the worst negative growth ever. The GDP growth rate of India as a whole, compiled by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last year, also recorded -10.3%.
However, the two armed forces have not completely withdrawn troops from the border. JDW, a British military specialty media, quoted a high-ranking official from the Indian army, and after the Indian army agreed to withdraw the Pangong-ho army with China, an additional armored unit consisting of 140 tanks was further deployed near the border with China. Reported that they did. China’s state-run Global Times also warned that “Indian forces are surprised by the rapid withdrawal of Chinese forces,” and “consideration that troops can be deployed again at any time.”
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