What Caused Fresh Trouble Between India And China At Pangong Lake?

The Indian Army confirmed the transgressing of the Chinese army to the Indian side of the Pangong Lake

Raghav N

September 1, 2020

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Fresh trouble brewed in the Pangong Lake area in Ladakh as the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tried to trespass on the Indian side. Until now, China´s activites were confined to the lake’s northern bank, it has now shifted to the south bank.

The Indian army issued a statement on Monday morning confirming that the PLA carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo on the night of 29 and 30 August. The disputed lake is shared by India and China, with one-third of it under the former and two-thirds flowing in the latter’s territory. According to the military sources, it is our one-third portion that the opposite side tried to breach into.

The Indian army was on high alert and violence also ensued between the forces of the two countries when the Chinese attempted an wrongful entry. However, no casualties were reported. The area, under the army’s 14 Corps carried out evacuations of the villagers around Pangong, requisitioned civilian trucks and deployed Indian tanks in the area.

After the Galwan episode in June, even though the Xi Jinping government spoke of peace with India, the communist country is in no mood to disengage from the borders. Bases of the PLA along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) have been made stronger and stealth aircrafts were recently deployed at the Hotan Air Base.

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