India-China Border: Warning Shots Fired Again At LAC On September 8
Amid the prolonged standoff between India and China, the first warning shots were fired in the August 29-30 clash at the Pangong Lake in Ladakh.
Shots were fired along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh where Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a military standoff, a source in the government confirmed. Additionally, the situation has now been brought under control. The clarification comes after the Chinese Ministry of Defence put out a statement saying that there was an instance where shots were fired in presence of the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). “The Indian Army again illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control in Shepao mountain near the south bank of Pangong Tso Lake on Monday,” PLA Western Theater Command spokesperson Colonel Zhang Shuili claimed.
Referring to the said incident, a source in the Indian Army said “warning shots” were fired after Chinese soldiers fired at Indian positions and there was limited exchange. Troops on the border have been on high alert ever since they took control of Kaala top and Helmet top, the source said adding that the Chinese troops have been making advances to regain control of the two strategic peaks overlooking PLA Camps. A visual shows the buildup of the Indian Army atop the Shepao mountain.
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