China has refused to withdraw its troops from Hot Springs and Gogra Post, two of the friction points between New Delhi and Beijing in Eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control, The Indian Express reported on Sunday.
Beijing’s refusal came even as India and China agreed to expeditiously resolve their outstanding matters at the 11th round of Corps Commander-level meeting held earlier in April. The two countries have completed disengagement at Pangong Tso in Ladakh. India and China had agreed to maintain stability in Eastern Ladakh and avoid any new incidents during the talks.
A source told The Indian Express that China first agreed to pull its troops back from Hot Springs and Gogra Post, but later refused to do so. China also reportedly told India that it should be happy with “what has been achieved”.
The source, involved in decision-making, added that China had reduced its troop strength at Patrolling Points 15 and 17A.
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