An Indian patrol party of the army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were detained and later released by Chinese forces after a scuffle between the two sides in Ladakh earlier this week, sources have told NDTV amid rising tensions between the two countries along the Line of Actual Control. The situation was finally defused after a border meeting of commanders from both sides.
The Indian forces have briefed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), detailing the entire sequence of events that took place on near the Pangong lake.
“The situation became very volatile last Wednesday when a scuffle between Indian jawans and the Chinese resulted in detention of some of our jawans but later they were released,” a senior bureaucrat told NDTV.
According to him, in the scuffle, weapons of ITBP jawans were also snatched. “But eventually weapons were handed back and our jawans also came back,” he said.
According to information sent to the central government, the Chinese had managed to come well inside the Indian territory and are also conducting aggressive patrols with motor boats in the Pangong lake.
“It was a massive build up but now things have calmed down a bit. But it’s not over yet,” a senior officer said.
According to him, both sides now have equal amount of presence. “China has…