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India and China withdraw troops from the Western Himalayas

Indian and Chinese troops have begun to withdraw from the border area in eastern Ladakh in the Himalayas. Kashmir and Tibet overlap in this region. Just over two years ago, the region saw hostilities that resulted in casualties. According to the Indian Ministry of Defense, the withdrawal is said to be coordinated and intended to maintain peace along the border. This was agreed upon during talks in June. The withdrawal now comes ahead of next week’s meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SOC) in Uzbekistan, which will be attended by China’s President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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