New Delhi: Within a few days of silence amid the diplomatic-level talks, tension continues to spike along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The Indian Army said that People Liberation Army (PLA) troops are carrying out provocative military movements.
According to the official statement by the Army, the PLA troops are carrying out military movements on the Southern bank of Pangong Tso Lake.
The current standoff involves thousands of troops from each side in Eastern Ladakh. The Indian Army also added that they strengthening their positions by pre-empting PLA actions in the region.
According to Defence spokesperson Col. Aman Anand, PLA troops on the intermediate night of August 29 and 30 violated the consensus. They were carrying out provocative military movements to change the status quo.
The standoff started from early May after a massive build-up of Chinese troops along LAC.
On August 30, there was also fresh Chinese aggression after a massive movement of troops in the Chushul sector.
The Chushul sector (southern bank of Pangong) is an area of great concern since the standoff
To resolve the stand-off, soon there will be a flag meeting, said the statement.
“Indian Army is always keen on maintaining peace and tranquillity through peace talks.” However, they can also equally protect its territorial integrity, added the statement.
The border crisis with China is still a major source of concern. With the PLA refusing to move back from the northern bank of the Pangong Tso lake, at the finger area, the tension is rising yet again.
PLA troops have taken position deep into Indian claimed territory at a strategic feature ‘Finger 4’. The Chinese troops are cutting off over 50 sq. km of land.
Earlier, both sides were using the land to carry out patrolling.