The Chinese People’s Liberation Army did not disclose the ranks of the soldiers.
China and India blame each other for the skirmishes.
India and China share a 2,100-mile (3,379 km) border in the Himalayas. Which is in places not well defined and highly contested. Both sides claim territories on either side of it.
The June 2020 clash erupted near Pangong Tso, a strategically important lake 14,000 feet (4,267 meters) above sea level, which stretches over an area stretching from the Indian province of Ladakh to China-controlled Tibet, in the greater Kashmir region of India. China and Pakistan claim territory.
In 1962, India and China went to war over this remote, inhospitable stretch of land, and eventually established the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de facto boundary on both sides of the Panjung Tsu region. However, the two countries do not agree on the exact location of Latin America and the Caribbean and both regularly accuse the other of transgressing it, or seeking to expand their territories. Since then, they have had a history of mostly non-fatal quarrels over the location of the border.
In September, the two countries agreed to stop sending more troops to the border, after escalating tensions between New Delhi and Beijing. The situation was temporarily resolved, as the two sides engaged in several rounds of talks.
But a “secondary” confrontation broke out between the two sides in January, according to the Indian army, although it said, “it was resolved by the local commanders in accordance with the protocols in effect.”
On February 10, the Chinese Defense Ministry said the two countries began disengaging along the southern and northern shores of Pangong Tsu after reaching an agreement with India.
Satellite imagery taken by US-based Maxar Technologies on January 30th showed a number of Chinese deployments along the Pangong Tso. And in new photos taken on Tuesday, dozens of vehicles and building structures have been removed, leaving land vacant.
CNN’s Brad Lyndon, James Griffiths and Jesse Young contributed to the reports.