China violates Ladakh truce, tries to vary established order close to Pangong Tso lake; India pre-empts exercise


Ajay Banerjee

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, Aug 31

Fresh tensions have erupted between India and China. This time on the South Bank of Pangong Tso, a 135 km glacial soften lake, alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.

The incident occurred on the night time intervening August 29 and August 30, the Ministry of Defence mentioned on Monday morning.

“The Peoples Liberation Army carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo (at the LAC). Indian troops pre-empted this activity on the Southern Bank of Pangong Tso and undertook measures to strengthen our positions and thwart Chinese intentions to unilaterally change facts on ground,” learn the MoD assertion.

Brigade Commander-level Flag Meeting is in progress at Chushul alongside the LAC to resolve the problems.

The Army has to this point not responded to questions on accidents or any casualties within the incident. Sources, nevertheless, mentioned further troops had been rushed to the spot and the encompassing areas.

This motion by the PLA troops violated the earlier consensus arrived at throughout navy and diplomatic engagements following the standoff in Eastern Ladakh since May this 12 months.

The Indian Army is dedicated to sustaining peace and tranquility via dialogue, however can also be equally decided to guard its territorial integrity, mentioned the MoD.

Since May, there had been clashes at Galwan Valley and North financial institution of Pangong Tso. The South Bank of the lake has a number of Indian Army posts. The one at Thakung is smack alongside the LAC.  From Thakung a route results in Chushul.



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