Chinese troops 3 km inside territory claimed by India in eastern Ladakh: Report
Earlier, over 100 Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in a fist fight that broke out in the region
The incident in Pangong Tso was followed by a similar incident in North Sikkim on May 9
Srinagar: The Chinese troops have “come about three kilometres inside Indian territory” South East of the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, ThePrint has reported.
Reports also suggest that a patrol party of the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were detained and later released by the Chinese forces earlier last week.
The situation was defused after a border meeting of commanders from both sides. The Indian Army has however denied these reports.
The situation in eastern Ladakh deteriorated after around 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a violent fist-fight on the evening of May 5 which spilled over to the next day before the two sides agreed to “disengage” following a meeting at the level of local commanders.
Over 100 Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in the violence.
A report by news agency PTI has suggested that the Chinese had bolstered its presence in the Galwan Valley by erecting around 100 tents in the last two weeks and bringing in heavy equipment for construction of bunkers, notwithstanding the protest by Indian troops.
In the midst of the escalating tension, Army Chief General MM Naravane paid a quiet visit to the headquarters of 14 Corps in Leh on May 22 and reviewed with the top commanders the overall security scenario in the region including in the disputed areas along the LAC — the de-facto border between India and China.
The incident in Pangong Tso was followed by a similar incident in North Sikkim on May 9.
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