LAC thaw: Why China blinked after months of deadlock. Shishir Gupta explains

Published on Feb 17, 2021 04:54 PM IST
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India and China have reached an agreement to disengage from the northern and southern banks of Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh. This comes after a long standoff between the forces of the two countries at the LAC in Ladakh. While many see this step as the beginning of a process that could lead to lasting calm in the borders, others have questioned whether India can trust China to live up to the agreement. Meanwhile, the opposition has slammed the government and accused it of ceding territory to the Chinese. So what does the disengagement at the LAC mean for India? Aditi Prasad speaks to Hindustan Times’ executive editor Shishir Gupta to decode the implications of the disengagement.

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