Fresh clashes were reported between India and China troops in Pangong Tso, Eastern Ladakh. According to Army’s statement, Chinese troops violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements and carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo.
The development has come just two-and-a-half-months after the Galwan Valley clash in eastern Ladakh. On the intervening night of June 15 and 16, troops from India and China had clashed near Patrolling Point 14 and 20 Indian Army soldiers were martyred in the clash. China also lost a sizeable number of troops in the clashes but has not officially confirmed the number so far.
China has so far shown no intent of disengaging from the troop confrontation, and has further dug in its heels by continuing to build roads, bridges, helipads and other military infrastructure along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to back its troops at the actual face-off sites, reports Times of India.
The J-20 has been deployed by the PLAAF at the Hotan air base and they have been flying close to the Indian territory near Ladakh and adjoining areas. The deployment of strategic bomber aircraft is also still on by the Chinese, government sources told ANI.
As per the latest update from ANI, so far, there has been no physical clash between Indian and Chinese troops near the southern bank of Pangong Tso in Eastern Ladakh.