, Nirupama Subramanian
, Krishn Kaushik
| Mumbai, New Delhi |
Published: September 1, 2020 3:59:00 am
Tensions soared in Ladakh after the Indian Army announced Monday that it had taken “measures to strengthen our positions and thwart Chinese intentions” to change the status quo on the south bank of Pangong Tso.
This is the latest friction point between the two armies ever since the standoff began early May. Until now, troops were facing off on the north bank of Pangong Tso where the Chinese have not disengaged after coming in 8 km west of Finger 8 which India says marks the LAC.
In a statement on the south bank incident, the Army said: “On the Night of 29/30 August 2020, PLA troops violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements during the ongoing standoff in Eastern Ladakh and carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo.”
“Indian troops pre-empted this PLA activity on the Southern Bank of Pangong Tso Lake, undertook measures to strengthen our positions and thwart Chinese intentions to unilaterally change facts on ground. The Indian Army is committed to maintaining…