Occupied LAC move to plug intrusion

Ajay Banerjee

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 1

The Indian Army occupied a vital mountain move, Renchin La (referred to as Reqin by China) situated near Spanggur Gap, east of Chushul, alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC), in Ladakh on the night time intervening August 30 and August 31.

Indian occupation of the move, which is situated within the “grey zone” alongside the LAC, has led to a pointy response from China. “Grey zone” is the areas the place perceptions of the LAC range with either side making counter-claims.

Two Brigadier-level conferences (on August 31 and September 1) at Chushul led to a stalemate, sources stated.

The Renchin La is without doubt one of the 13 recognized attainable routes of navy ingress into Ladakh from the Chinese facet. These routes are pure gaps in mountains alongside the 826-km LAC in Ladakh.

The move accords India a transparent view of Spanggur Gap, Moldo Garrison of China, in addition to the southern financial institution of the Spanggur Tso. The transfer, a transparent counter to the PLA, expands the continued stalemate south of Pangong Tso.

So far, all the things was taking place north of the lake.

The PLA reportedly moved its tanks from its base at Moldo and will have occupied any space of “grey zone” like they did at Finger-Four on the north financial institution of Pangong Tso.

Indian surveillance programs picked up the PLA motion and the focus of troops and tanks at Moldo necessitated a transfer to occupy heights.

These positions dominate the Chushul-Tsaka la-Dungti highway on the Indian facet and overlook the Rezang La, the place the 2 international locations fought a pitched battle in 1962.

The Renchin La had not been occupied by both facet. Indian Army sources stated Indian troops had been firmly “within our perception of the LAC” and it was unsuitable for China to assert that our troops had intruded throughout.

At the navy conferences, it was conveyed that India had no intention of fixing the LAC standing, as was being tried by the PLA.

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