India-China Enter Fifth Month of Border Stand-Off in Ladakh With Another Clash

The tensions between India and China arose when both sides accused each of transgression on the 4,057 km Line of Actual Control on 27 April, after years of peace and relative tranquillity. As per the Indian Defence Ministry’s claims, Chinese troops have entered Indian Territory 752 times in the last two years.

India and China are entering the fifth month of the border stand-off with fresh physical altercations between the troops near Chushul in Pangong Tso on intervening night of 29/30 August.

After five rounds of Corps Commander level talks, several rounds of Division Commander level talks and 18 meetings of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC), the two countries have failed to diffuse tension along the border.

Here’s the timeline of events on how the border stand-off has reached the fifth month:

Beginning of the conflict:

On 27 April, India had claimed that Chinese personnel entered the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with a vehicle, matter was resolved following a confrontation with the Indian Army. On 10 May, 11 soldiers – four Indian and seven Chinese – were injured after a tense face-off near the Naku La sector (ahead of Muguthang Valley), a pass at a height of over 5,000 metres in the Sikkim sector. Another face-off occurred between the troops from two sides near Nallah in the Ladakh sector on 11 May, wherein several soldiers were injured on both sides. 

China’s foreign ministry had said that their troops…

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