India-China Border Dispute: Army Thwarts PLA Bid To Seize Heights Near Pangong

Over 500 Chinese troops attempted to transgress into the Indian areas on the southern bank of Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh.

Jessica David

September 1, 2020

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In a fresh incident in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese PLA carried out provocative military movements to unilaterally change the status quo on the southern bank of Pangong Tso lake but the attempt was thwarted by the Indian troops, the Army said on Monday (August 31). Over 500 troops from China attempted to transgress into the Indian areas near Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh. Former Army Chief General VP Malik expressed his opinion on the fresh incident. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tried to occupy some heights while disagreeing with disengagement.

The “provocative military movements” by the PLA aimed at seizing the heights in the Chushul sector, broadly between Pangong Tso lake and Spanggur Gap, were physically blocked by the swift deployment of Indian Army troops in the region at an altitude of around 15,000 feet. “The pre-emptive action taken by our troops from the nearby Thakung and other posts foreclosed the PLA’s options to change the status quo (an existing arrangement where perceptions of the Line of Actual Control overlap) in the area,” said a senior officer.

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