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China and India eye gradual pullback in Himalayan standoff

Troops to begin disengaging in Ladakh after weekend agreement

Indian army soldiers travel a mountainous road covered leading to the Ladakh region in 2012. India and China have engaged in a roughly month-long dispute over a de facto border in the Himalayan territory.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Chinese and Indian forces look to carry out a phased pullback over the course of weeks from their standoff in the Himalayan region of Ladakh following more than a month of heightened tensions over their de facto border.

Indian media reported the plan Wednesday, citing an Indian government source familiar with the situation. Local reports indicate that both sides have begun pulling troops back in some areas.

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