India thwarts China's move to to unilaterally change status quo at Pangong Tso

Last Modified Monday, 31 August 2020 (17:02 IST)
New Delhi:Amid the simmering border tension between and in Eastern Ladakh, a fresh clash between the troops of two Himalayan nations broke out on the intervening night of August 29-30 August on the southern bank of Pangong Tso.
As per a statement from Indian Army, a Brigade Commander-level flag meeting is in progress at Chushul to resolve the issue.
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 Lake, undertook measures to strengthen our positions and thwart Chinese intentions to unilaterally change facts on ground," it added.
 
It further said that the Army is committed to maintaining peace and tranquillity through dialogue, but is also equally determined to protect its territorial integrity.As per the sources in the defence establishment, the crash occurred in the Chushul sector of eastern Ladakh.
 
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.(UNI)