Ladakh: The Indian Army on Monday thwarted Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s attempt to intrude into Indian territory. Even in the midst of talks between both the countries, China has been looking for every opportunity to capture Indian territory.
Further, China claims Indian troops to have “illegally crossed” the Line of Actual Control near Pangong Tso and accordingly Chinese troops were forced to take “countermeasures” to stabilise the situation.
The Indian Army has rejected China’s claims and said in a statement, ” While India is committed to disengagement & de-escalating situation on the LAC, China continues to undertake provocative activities to escalate. At no stage has the Indian Army transgressed across the LAC or resorted to use of any aggressive means, including firing.”
Indian Army accused the PLA for blatantly violating agreements and carrying out aggressive manoeuvres, while engagement at military, diplomatic and political level is in progress.
“Despite grave provocation, own troops exercised great restraint & behaved in a mature & responsible manner. We are committed to maintaining peace & tranquility, however are also determined to protect national integrity & sovereignty at all costs,” said Indian Army.
Indian Army clarified on the incident that happened on Monday stating that it was China’s PLA troops who were attempting to close-in with one of our forward positions along the LAC & when dissuaded by own troops, PLA troops fired a few rounds in the air in an attempt to intimidate own troops.