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China’s defense ministry claims both sides start withdrawal along Pangong Lake
In the second half of January this year, a surface-to-air missile was moved to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, under camouflage.
A top Chinese official has said frontline troops of both the nations at the southern and northern bank of the Pangong Tso Lake have started 'synchronized and organized disengagement' from Wednesday, media reports said.
This move is in accordance with the consensus reached by both sides at the 9th round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, in a written statement as quoted by China Military Online.
After nine rounds of military talks of disengagement between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), People's Liberation Army (PLA) is reinforcing heavy military equipment in Tibet, said a Hindustan Times report.
The report said PLA is moving troops and deploying artillery guns, surface-to- missile units, propelled howitzers in all the three sectors in the finger area of Pangong Tso.
New construction work, including constructions of revetments, new large sheds and partition quarters for troops, was observed last month near the Rudok surveillance facility, 90 km from the LAC, the HT report informed.
It also said that the PHL-03 multi-barrel rocket launchers (MBRLs), a Chinese copy of Russian Smerch Rocket system with the Indian Army, at Rubinka PLA camp just 23 km from the India-China Bhutan tri-junction and a new military military shelter comprising 4-5 barracks near Lipu Lekh are of grave concern.