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Fresh clash in Ladakh, Indian Army ‘thwarts’ China move to change status quo at Pangong Tso

This is the first clash between the soldiers of both countries since the Galwan incident that resulted in 20 Indian troops being killed and an undeclared number of casualties on China's side.

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New Delhi: A fresh clash between the Indian and Chinese soldiers on the intervening night of 29 August and 30 August occurred on the southern bank of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, breaking the uneasy calm that had persisted following the deadly clash in Galwan Valley on 15 June.

A Brigade Commander-level flag meeting is in progress at Chushul to resolve the issue, said an Army statement Monday.

According to the statement, on the night of 29/30 August, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements amid the ongoing standoff in eastern Ladakh.

The PLA troops carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo, said the statement.

“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,” it said.

It added that the Army is committed to maintaining peace and tranquility through dialogue, but is also equally determined to protect its territorial integrity.

However, the Army didn’t give more details and didn’t respond to queries on possible injuries and how serious the clash was.

Defence sources said the fresh clash took place in the Chushul sector. The area has remained a concern since the stand-off between the two countries began in early May. India has moved in additional troops than what was already deployed in wake of the clash.


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The LAC tensions

The fresh clash is the first since the one the violent face-off in the Galwan Valley at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on 15 June that led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers and undeclared number of casualties on the Chinese side.

ThePrint reported that the ongoing military talks hit a roadblock, with China refusing to budge from its positions.

The Chinese have continued with their construction activity along the LAC and have amassed a large number of tanks, artillery, missile systems among others.


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8 COMMENTS

  1. लद्दाख के दक्षिणी पैंगॉन्ग के विवादित इलाके में चीन के साथ झड़प में भारत का एक जवान शहीद हो गया और एक जख्मी हो गया है। यह दावा विदेशी मीडिया ने किया है। रिपोर्ट्स के मुताबिक, यह जवान मूल रूप से तिब्बती था Red more

  2. लद्दाख के दक्षिणी पैंगॉन्ग के विवादित इलाके में चीन के साथ झड़प में भारत का एक जवान शहीद हो गया और एक जख्मी हो गया है। यह दावा विदेशी मीडिया ने किया है। रिपोर्ट्स के मुताबिक, यह जवान मूल रूप से तिब्बती था Red more

  3. Chinese troops attempt to change status quo in eastern Ladakh on the night of 29/30 August 2020 thwarted by alert Indian army.
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    According to news reports , Chinese troops , carried out provocative military movements on the southern bank of Pangong Tso Lake in eastern Ladakh on the night of 29/30 August 2020. Indian alert troops took timely appropriate measures , thwarting the attempt. While talks to settle last transgressions were continuing at army Commanders level , the present attempted transgression on the night of 29/30 August is a new provocation. This misadventure on the part of Chinese troops has obviously heightened the tension in the region. It may be added that a spurt in tension has dangerously taken place at some other locations of globe in sea on 27 to 29 August 2020. South China Sea involving China and the US and others , gas exploration in eastern Mediterranean involving mainly Greece and Turkey heightened on 28 August , some claimed incidents in Black Sea.
    And the developing worrisome scenario in aforesaid different parts of the globe looks to be corresponding to this Vedic astrology writer’s predictive alerts in article – “ Planetary configuration in August -September 2020 suggest something historic , something rare” – published at nirpakhawaaz.com on 20 July , 2020. In other words , the predictive alerts of this writer for more care and appropriate strategy in article published on 20 July 2020 are found confirmed substantially in full even to the extent of dates. The text of predictive alerts in this writer’s article published on 20 July 2020 becoming relevant to aforesaid worrisome scenario in August , 2020 reads as follows :- “ The world looks to be getting together in two separate and distinct camps. One camp claims believing in or advocating social-cum-universal sort of philosophy. The other camp appears to be one whose key theme is expansionism. Yes , these two camps look to be pitted against each other during August-September 2020 , getting drawn to something like a mini WW3 if not a full-fledged WW3………………………………………………………Planetary configuration in two months , particularly during 10 August to 10 September , suggest heightening of tension between the two camps accompanied by war-like strategies. This circumstance can pave way for big-war including mini-war or compromise -settlement. In both the situations , the dates 10 , 11 , 19 , 20 , 27 , 28 and 29 in August are closely relevant. Similarly , the dates 6 , 7 , 8 , 15 , 16 , 17 , 24 and 25 in September are also relevant”.
    http://www.nirpakhawaaz.com/2020/07/20/planetary-configuration-in-august-september-2020-suggest-something-historic-something-rare/

  4. If the print was atleast 50% pro India, we would have donated liberally. Unfortunately you are always anti India. So naturally people won’t support you here

  5. The quote-unquote around the word ‘thwarts’ in your title essentially sets the tone of your article – that you are skeptical of the Army statement. True the article does not discredit explicitly, but such subtle hinds do the needful. Why should those who claim ‘Good journalism matters’ must mislead without verifying facts?

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