India-China Faceoff/Firing at LAC
Tension on the border between India and China has reached its peak. There are reports of a clash between the armies of both countries again. According to the Chinese government newspaper, there was an incident of firing between Indian and Chinese soldiers near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Pangong Tso Lake late on Monday. The Global Times has accused Indian soldiers of firing on the southern side of Pangong Tso. It is being claimed that the latest clash took place on a hill located at the southern end of Pangong So Lake in Ladakh. If this has happened, then this is the first such incident after 1975, when there was firing between the soldiers of India and China.
The Chinese newspaper Global Times has claimed a clash near Pangong So, citing a spokesman for the Western Army Command of the Chinese Army. According to the report, the Indian Army crossed the LAC on the hill of Shenpao near the southern end of Pangong So Lake. According to the newspaper, Indian soldiers tried to negotiate and fired warning shots at the soldiers belonging to the border patrol of the PLA, after which the Chinese soldiers had to take steps to control the situation.
2 skirmishes before
The first clash took place in June. In June, 20 Indian soldiers, including a commanding officer, were killed in clashes with Chinese soldiers. However, how many people of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were killed in the clash, it was not given by China.
In the second skirmish, Indian troops captured a strategically important peak near Pangong So
And forced the PLA Jawans who were trying to infiltrate, to retreat.
What to say of china?
A statement has been issued by the Chinese Defense Ministry, Western People’s Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Colonel Zhang Shuai, on the latest situation on LAC. It said that the alleged ‘provocation’ was carried out on behalf of Indian soldiers, which led to retaliation on behalf of Chinese soldiers. However, so far no official statement has been given by the Government of India or the Indian Army on this statement of China.
Zhang Shuai accused India that the Indian side violated bilateral agreements. This will increase tension and misunderstanding in the area. This is a serious military provocation. Zhang said that we demand from the Indian side that stop the dangerous steps and punish the person who fired. Also, India should ensure that such incidents do not happen again. The soldiers of the Western Command of the PLA will perform their duties and protect the territorial sovereignty of the nation.
Clash not confirmed by India
There is currently no response from the Indian government or the army to the news of this clash. But the news agency ANI has also cited sources, claiming that the firing between Indo-China troops in the tense area near LAC in the Eastern Ladakh sector. Please tell that even before this, there were reports of a clash between the two armies.