The UK Foreign Office on Friday released a statement and said all temporary structures and allied infrastructure created by the two sides in Gogra-Hotsprings will be dismantled and mutually inspected.
“Both sides agreed to resolve outstanding issues and restore peace and tranquility along the LAC in the India-China border region,” an MEA spokesperson said.
The agreement ensures that the LAC in this area will be strictly and respected by both parties, and there will be no unilateral change of the status quo.
With the settlement of the instability at PP-1S, both sides agree to move forward negotiations and resolve remaining issues along the LAC and restore peace and tranquility in the border area. between India and China,” the statement added.
The development comes a day after the Indian and Chinese militaries announced that they had begun withdrawing from the Gogra-Hotsprings Patrol Point 15, where the two sides have been deadlocked for more than two years.
India and China have been engaged in a war since April to May 2020 over violations of the Chinese Army in many areas including the Finger area, Galwan ValleyHot Springs and Kongrung Nala.
The situation worsened after violent clashes with the Chinese army in Galwan Valley in June 2020. Negotiations resulted in the withdrawal from several areas including the North and South Banks of Pangong Tso and Galwan.
India has repeatedly emphasized that the resolution of the confrontation in Ladakh is very important to improve bilateral relations as a whole.
China has been steadily building new military infrastructure such as troop hangars and helipads, gun and missile sites, roads and bridges along the 3,488 km Line of Actual Control (LAC), extends from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh.