Today in Pics: India, China agree to withdraw troops from Ladakh

After their troops remained in "face-to-face" situation for nearly three weeks, India and China have agreed to restore status quo along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Western Sector as it existed prior to April 15, when Chinese intruded into Indian territory there. "YOU'VE CROSSED THE BORDER, PLEASE GO BACK' said a banner held aloft by intruding Chinese troops at Daulat Beg Oldi sector of Ladakh. (PTI)
After their troops remained in "face-to-face" situation for nearly three weeks, India and China have agreed to restore status quo along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Western Sector as it existed prior to April 15, when Chinese intruded into Indian territory there.

"YOU'VE CROSSED THE BORDER, PLEASE GO BACK' said a banner held aloft by intruding Chinese troops at Daulat Beg Oldi sector of Ladakh. (PTI)
A platoon of Chinese troops estimated at about 50 and accompanied by vehicles and dogs had intruded 19 km inside the Indian territory across LAC in Daulat Beg Oldi sector on April 15 and set up five tents.    Aerial view of five tents erected by intruding Chinese troops inside Indian territory in Daulat Beg Oldi sector of Ladakh. (PTI)
A platoon of Chinese troops estimated at about 50 and accompanied by vehicles and dogs had intruded 19 km inside the Indian territory across LAC in Daulat Beg Oldi sector on April 15 and set up five tents.
Aerial view of five tents erected by intruding Chinese troops inside Indian territory in Daulat Beg Oldi sector of Ladakh. (PTI)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives to pay tributes to Pandit Motilal Nehru on his birth anniversary at the Parliament House in New Delhi. (PTI)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives to pay tributes to Pandit Motilal Nehru on his birth anniversary at the Parliament House in New Delhi. (PTI)
(From L-R) Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar paying tributes to Pandit Motilal Nehru. (PTI)
(From L-R) Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar paying tributes to Pandit Motilal Nehru. (PTI)
(From L-R) Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, seen here with Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Meira Kumar at the Parliament House. (PTI)
(From L-R) Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, seen here with Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Meira Kumar at the Parliament House. (PTI)
Sonia Gandhi interacts with President Mulayam Singh Yadav after paying tributes to Pandit Motilal Nehru. (PTI)
Sonia Gandhi interacts with President Mulayam Singh Yadav after paying tributes to Pandit Motilal Nehru. (PTI)
A trip to the beach to play cricket turned tragic for eight men after three of them drowned at Aksa beach on Sunday. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
A trip to the beach to play cricket turned tragic for eight men after three of them drowned at Aksa beach on Sunday. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
Malwani police identified the deceased as Mayuresh Naik (23), a first year student, Darshan Gadvi (23), an HSC student and Rakesh Nalavade (23), a call centre employee. People and a lifeguard who jumped into the sea rescued another person who was part of the group.(IE Photo: Pradip Das)
Malwani police identified the deceased as Mayuresh Naik (23), a first year student, Darshan Gadvi (23), an HSC student and Rakesh Nalavade (23), a call centre employee. People and a lifeguard who jumped into the sea rescued another person who was part of the group.(IE Photo: Pradip Das)
Police said the eight men, of Rajanpada area in Malad (West), had been visiting Aksa beach every Sunday for the past two years for a game of cricket. They used to usually play from 2 pm to 5 pm but decided to go in the morning on May 5, police added.  One person, who was rescued from Aksa Beach, was admitted to Bhagwati Municipal Hospital in Borivali. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
Police said the eight men, of Rajanpada area in Malad (West), had been visiting Aksa beach every Sunday for the past two years for a game of cricket. They used to usually play from 2 pm to 5 pm but decided to go in the morning on May 5, police added.
One person, who was rescued from Aksa Beach, was admitted to Bhagwati Municipal Hospital in Borivali. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
When the men reached the beach, they noticed high tide and abandoned the plan to play cricket. However, four of them  Naik, Gadvi, Nalavade and Sandesh Mungekar (25)  decided to go swimming around 9 am. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
When the men reached the beach, they noticed high tide and abandoned the plan to play cricket. However, four of them Naik, Gadvi, Nalavade and Sandesh Mungekar (25) decided to go swimming around 9 am. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
Within minutes, the four were caught unawares by high waves and began shouting for help. A lifeguard at the beach said, "We called some of the stall owners on the beach and plunged into the sea. We managed to pull out two men and took them to hospital. While Sandesh survived, Gadvi was declared brought dead," said a lifeguard at Aksa beach. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
Within minutes, the four were caught unawares by high waves and began shouting for help. A lifeguard at the beach said, "We called some of the stall owners on the beach and plunged into the sea. We managed to pull out two men and took them to hospital. While Sandesh survived, Gadvi was declared brought dead," said a lifeguard at Aksa beach. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
The fire brigade was informed of the mishap. "We fished out the bodies of Mayuresh and Rakesh," said assistant divisional fire officer Abhay Sawant. Police have registered a case of accidental death. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
The fire brigade was informed of the mishap. "We fished out the bodies of Mayuresh and Rakesh," said assistant divisional fire officer Abhay Sawant. Police have registered a case of accidental death. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)

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