New satellite images sourced by NDTV show that Chinese soldiers have withdrawn 3 kilometres from the position that they occupied across the Line of Actual Control in Gogra in Eastern Ladakh. The withdrawal, part of a mutual process, follows the recent disengagement in the Gogra region of Eastern Ladakh which ended last week. The before and after images available to NDTV focus only on Chinese positions and do not show the extent of the buffer-zone, or no-man’s land, created between the Armies of both sides as part of the agreement. No patrolling is permitted in this zone as a confidence building measure. But this is problematic, since civilians in the region say that they are losing their grazing ground to these buffer zones. Is India losing land in buffer zones?
APLN member Nirupama Rao spoke on the disengagement in Ladakh.
Watch the interview here. (Her remarks can be heard after 15:30 min on the timeline of the video.)