Indian, Chinese troops face-off in Ladakh month ahead of Modi-Xi summit
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Tensions between Indian and Chinese troops flared up on Wednesday after the two sides engaged in a confrontation in eastern Ladakh. The Indian army also issued a statement about the same and said that there was a face-off between soldiers of the two sides near the northern bank of the Pangong lake.
“There was a face-off between soldiers of the Indian Army and Chinese Army near the northern bank of the Pangong lake. The face-off was over after the delegation-level talks between two sides there. De-escalated and disengaged fully after delegation-level talks yesterday,” said the Army in a statement.
The scuffle comes a month ahead of the crucial meetings between PM Modi and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping. This is not the first time that such an incident has transpired.
The Chinese troops are said to have breached the Line of Actual Control (LAC) 28 times last year.
Earlier, the Indian Army had issued an official statement dismissing the media reports suggesting that Chinese troops had indulged incursions in Arunachal Pradesh and said that strict surveillance was being maintained by its troops in the particular region.
“There has been no such incursion. The area is referred to in the media report on 'some electronic channels', is the area of Fish Tail. There is a differing perception of the alignment of the Line of Control, as in many other areas,” said Indian Army spokesperson Col Aman Anand in a statement.
Col Anand had said that India and China have well established diplomatic and military mechanisms to address all issues in the border areas.
“The two sides agree that maintenance of peace and tranquility in all areas of India-China border areas as a prerequisite to smooth development of overall bilateral relations. Both countries have also agreed to work towards a fair reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement of the boundary question on the basis of the 2005 agreement on Political Parameters and Guiding Principles,” he had said.
The relations between the two countries remain tense after India revoked Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
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