The vacant spaces will be treated as temporary non-patrolling zones by both sides and their troops will not come there. The meeting went on for 15 hours.
The first round of the Lt General talks was held on June 6 during which both sides finalised an agreement to disengage gradually from all the standoff points beginning with Galwan Valley.
The delegations led by 14 Corps commander Lt General Harinder Singh and South Xinjiang Military District chief Major General Liu Lin are slated to begin their dialogue on the Indian side of the Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point at 11.30 am on Tuesday. Reduction of these additional deployments was also to be taken up by the two Corps Commanders on Tuesday as part of the de-escalation.
As part of the first phase of disengagement, Chinese troops have moved back from Finger 4 to Finger 5 in the Finger area and have already moved back almost two kilometres in the other friction points including Galway valley, Hot Springs and Patrolling Point-15.
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This is the fourth round of talks between the Indian Army and People's Liberation Army of China, since June. The two sides extensively discussed vacating the Finger Complex on the northern side of Pangong lake. However, the Chinese forces continue to maintain presence on the ridgeline at Finger 4, looking over the Indian positions on the west.
The fourth meeting was held in the background of 30th June Meeting followed by the conservation between the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Mr Wang Yi, on 5th July.
Speaking of the past engagements, the third Corps Commander-level meeting between the two sides was held on June 30 which went on for for nearly 12 hours wherein India put out a strong message that PLA troops had not abided by the disengagement consensus.
They re-affirmed that both sides should strictly respect and observe the LAC and should not take any unilateral action to alter the status quo and work together to avoid any incident in the future that could disturb peace and tranquillity in border areas.
The two sides agreed on certain modalities for rolling out the next phase of disengagement and are expected to get in touch with each other after discussing agreed points with the higher authorities of both sides, the sources said.