Tensions between Indian and Chinese border troops increased again on Wednesday between soldiers of both sides engaged in a prolonged confrontation in eastern Ladakh. The face-off began on the northern side of the 134-km-long Pangong Tso, two-thirds of which is controlled by China as it extends into Tibet.
According to sources in News18, the Indian soldiers who were patrolling encountered the soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army, who objected to their presence. This was followed by a scuffle between the two sides. Additional personnel was deployed as soon as the Indian troops made their ground. Subsequently, both sides returned to their bases.
India has complained and demanded a border personal meeting to resolve the issue.
The scuffle comes about a month before the crucial meetings between PM Modi and Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping. This is not the first time such an incident has occurred. Before the Modi-Xi Wuhan summit in April last year, Chinese troops have violated the Line of Actual Control (LoA) 28 times.
Relations between the two countries remain tense following China’s opposition to the repeal of Article 370.
A day after the Modi government moved to declare the state a union territory, the Chinese Foreign Ministry made a statement protesting strongly. Since then, China has been supportive of Pakistan in its criticism of the move and highlighted that “the parties concerned must exercise restraint and act with caution, especially to avoid actions that unilaterally change the situation” And increase stress “.