First close-up images of Chinese pullback in Ladakh’s Pangong sectors — clear view of troops dismantling bunkers, vehicles moving goods, bulldozers breaking defences etc.
Indian high-def cameras keeping tabs on every step. Each vehicle, bunker, tank & troop watched and validated in a pullback. Tomorrow the crucial Phase 1 review between both sides.
“The formal agreement details the exact steps each side will take for complete Phase-I disengagement. Each step is being verified both physically on the ground as well as through electronic surveillance through drones, including quadcopters, and satellites,” the official said.
On the north bank of the Pangong Lake, which is frozen now, Indian soldiers are now pulling back westwards in phases to their Dhan Singh Thapa post between Finger 2 and Finger 3 (mountainous spurs). PLA troops, in turn, are withdrawing to their old positions east of Finger 8 at Sirijap.