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China Pulls Back


Main Image Credit Courtesy of The Kremlin.


An uneasy truce has developed between India and China. Beijing stunned New Delhi by commencing withdrawal on 6 July from areas it had seized two months earlier.

Even as bilateral military-level talks on de-escalation and disengagement laboured on, it was a telephone call between India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi that eventually helped defuse the hostilities in eastern Ladakh on India’s northern frontier and led to a mutual retreat. However, contrary to New Delhi’s claims that it extracted major concessions from Beijing in the process, it does appear that India has ceded territory to

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