Chinese Soldiers Fired Shots To Intimidate Indian Troops, Says Army
Indian Army said its soldiers exercised “great restraint” despite provocation.
The Indian Army has said that Chinese troops had fired shots in order to intimidate Indian soldiers with the aim of closing in on a forward position held by the army along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near the Pangong Tso lake. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Indian Army said that its troops exercised “great restraint and behaved in a mature and responsible manner” despite the grave provocation. Countering China’s claims, the army also said that its troops hadn’t opened fire.
The Indian Army’s statement read, “It is the People’s Liberation Army that has been blatantly violating agreements and carrying out aggressive manoeuvres, while engagement at the military, diplomatic and political level is in progress.” This comes just three days after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asked China to strictly respect the LAC and not make attempts to unilaterally change the status quo. The minister had also urged China to work with India for complete disengagement in all areas of eastern Ladakh.
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