A K Antony said disengagement was good as it reduced tension but it should not be done at the cost of national security.
Some of these soldiers are also likely to be honoured with gallantry awards on Republic Day.
Withdrawal of troops from Finger 4 area in Pangong Tso also picked up momentum, paving the way for holding of another round of corps commander level talks in the next few days to further de-escalate tension in the region.
Indian Army has patrolled the area, in which PP-14 is located, for decades. But after the troop disengagement, the area now falls inside China’s 'buffer zone'.
Reports said disengagement of the Chinese troops has started as per an agreement between the Corps Commanders of the two sides.
'Indian Govt has a responsibility to uphold the legal rights of international investors including Chinese ones,' Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.
The first two meetings between India and China had taken place at Moldo on the Chinese side of the LAC.
Amit Shah also slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his Twitter hashtag ‘Surrender Modi’ and said it pleased China and Pakistan.
China is a totally different beast and we have hardly been able to understand it, let alone manage to tame and befriend it on our terms.
Though China is in the mood to continue its saber-rattling, no one is expecting a full-scale war. China’s end game is difficult to fathom.
Indian Foreign Ministry said the conduct of the Chinese forces has been in complete disregard of all mutually agreed norms.
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A Congress spokesperson said that in the backdrop of the new reports on Chinese incursions in Ladakh region, the Prime Minister must answer 'whether our borders are safe'.
Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops have returned to Patrolling Post 14 on the Line of Actual Control in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, reports said.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that India emphasised that both sides should strictly respect and observe Line of Actual Control.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson again accused India of 'provoking' a border clash, saying 'the onus is not on China’s part.'
The Chief of Army Staff reviewed the overall security situation in the region with Northern Army Commander, Commander of the 14 Corps and other senior Army officials.
In an exclusive interview with Outlook, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh says that Congress stands with the government and with the Indian Army, but it will continue to ask questions about the Galwab Valley clashes because 'it is their responsibility'.
A health worker collects a swab sample from a traveler to test for COVID-19 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai.AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves after attending Congress Working Committee meeting at AICC HQ in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh
A crane being used to lift an idol of Goddess Durga after immersion to prevent pollution in River Ganga in Kolkata.PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra
Children dressed as Lord Rama, Bharat, Lakshmana and Shatrughan during Nati Imli Bharat Milap Leela, in Varanasi.PTI Photo
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia offers his prayers at Ram Tirth temple, in Amritsar.PTI Photo
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