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China Carried Out Provocative Military Movements In Ladakh: Army

Mumbai: According to the Indian Army on August 29 and 30 the Chinese troops violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements over the standoff in Ladakh. 

The PRO of the Indian Army, Colonel Aman Anand, said on Monday that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers tried to breach the consensus on the southern bank of Lake Pangong Tso on the night of 29 and 30 August (Saturday and Sunday). It may be noted here that India and China have been engaged in a dispute so far on the northern shore of the lake.

“On the night of 29/30 August, PLA troops violated the previous consensus arrived at during military & diplomatic engagements during an ongoing standoff in Eastern Ladakh and carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo,” Col Anand tweeted.

“Indian troops pre-empted this PLA activity on the Southern Bank of Pangong Tso Lake, undertook measures to strengthen our positions and thwart Chinese intentions to unilaterally change facts on the ground.

“The Indian Army is committed to maintaining peace and tranquility through dialogue but is equally determined to protect its territorial integrity. A Brigade Commander level Flag Meeting is in progress at Chushul to resolve the issues,” he added.

The development comes just two and a half months after the skirmish in the Galvan Valley in eastern Ladakh. On the night of 15 and 16 June, troops from India and China clashed near Patrolling Point 14 and 20 Indian Army soldiers were killed in the skirmish. China also lost a large number of troops in conflicts but has not officially confirmed the number so far.

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