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Indian troops return to border camps

Tarun Upadhyay, Hindustan Times  Jammu, May 07, 2013
First Published: 00:01 IST(7/5/2013) | Last Updated: 00:03 IST(7/5/2013)

India has not withdrawn the army from the Daulat Beg Oldi sector, where soldiers of both the sides - Indian and Chinese - were eyeball-to-eyeball since April 15, but has only brought the troops back to their camps, according to an army source.

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"The army had sent a party of about 30 persons to the area and it pitched tents about 300 metres from the point where the Chinese army was. After China agreed to move back its personnel in its own territory, the army was sent back to its camp, which is about 3 km behind the present position," said a senior official in Leh.

No one lives at the site of the face-off though it is in Indian territory.

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has sought clarification from the defence ministry about reports of the withdrawal of the Indian troops.

"I am wondering where India withdrew from and where it withdrew to. It's territory in our side of the actual line of control," Abdullah said in Srinagar.


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