- China tried to “change status quo” on Saturday night, government said
- This took place on south bank of the Pangong Tso, according to sources
- Brigade Commander-level meet is on to defuse tension, government said
Chinese troops “carried out provocative military movements” near Pangong Tso lake on Saturday night but were blocked by Indian soldiers who were fully prepared, the government said today. The Chinese tried to intrude into the south bank of the Pangong Tso, which is of huge significance as it is a new area. Brigade Commander-level officers were in talks at Chushul to defuse tension, the government said. The Ladakh-Srinagar highway has been closed to civilian traffic, reportedly for troop movement. Indian forces remain in large numbers at the latest site of escalation, ready to respond. Taking an aggressive stance, China said its military “is taking necessary countermeasures”.
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The incidents took place overnight between August 29 and 30, according to a statement by the Army. Chinese soldiers came “in large numbers” on the hillside and along the south bank of the Pangong Lake, said sources, and the intent was to unilaterally occupy areas.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops “violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and…