LAC tense as China claims pictures fired by Indian Army

Ajay Banerjee

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 8

China within the wee hours of Tuesday accused Indian troops of getting fired bullet pictures throughout the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in an space south of the Pangong Tso, a 135 km glacial-melt lake.

An announcement by Colonel Zhang Shuili of China’s People’s Liberation Army’s Western Theater Command, was reported by Global Times, a Chinese state owned information outlet at virtually 2:30 am China time on Tuesday. That can be midnight in India. The PLA claimed the incident occurred on September 7, Monday.

The Indian facet has to this point not responded to this declare. Indications are {that a} response was anticipated quickly.

Since 1967, no bullets have been fired throughout the LAC, when an incident occurred at Nathu La and either side had been concerned in a bloody skirmish. In one other incident in 1974, a couple of Assam Rifles personnel had misplaced their lives once they inadvertently crossed over the undefined boundary in Arunachal Pradesh.

Sources on the Indian stated it was the PLA on September 7 that was attempting to seize a peak held by India.

The PLA had earlier stated that the “Indian Army blatantly fired threats to the patrol personnel of the Chinese border guards who had made representations, and the Chinese border guards were forced to take countermeasures to stabilize the situation on the ground (sic).”

The Chinese spokesperson alleged the Indian Army had illegally crossed the LAC and India’s actions severely violated the related agreements between China and India.

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