Tensions between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh are increasing. The firing from both sides is reported for the first time late Monday, nearly four decades after Chinese troops tried to infiltrate again. However, both sides have opened fire only to warn each other. The situation is under control after the incident. There has been no official statement from India about the incident.
Four decades later, LAC firing, further tension between India and China in East Ladakh
At the same time, Global Times, the mouthpiece of the Chinese government, has blamed India for the entire incident by quoting the army. He says that Indian soldiers tried to infiltrate. However, this incident is expected to cause tension and deepening between the two countries.
Indian soldiers fired back
According to sources, Chinese troops tried to infiltrate on the south shore of Pangong Lake. Indian soldiers warned, but instead of stopping, they fired. On this, Indian soldiers also fired back. The Line of Actual Control (LAC) has been fired for the first time after almost four decades.
Increased tension on the border
Even if the bullet went off for warning, the incident shows how much tension has increased at the border. Meanwhile, the Global Times has quoted a Chinese military spokesman as claiming that Indian soldiers were crossing the LAC and entering the area of Shenpao Hill on the southern shore of Pangong Lake. The newspaper also said that when Chinese soldiers stopped them, there was firing from Indian soldiers. After this, Chinese soldiers also fired.
illegally crossed the LAC and entered the southern side of Pangong Lake and into the Shenpao Hill area. During the operation, the Indian Army opened fire threatening the Chinese Border Force and the Chinese border guards were forced to retaliate. Describing it as a very serious provocative action, China said, “We urge the Indian side to stop such dangerous action immediately.”
On September 10, talks between Foreign Minister Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Yag Yi will be held in Moscow
The incident took place at a time when defense minister Rajnath Singh and Chinese defense minister Wei Feng held talks in Moscow on Friday to reduce tension on the border. On 10 September, Foreign Minister S.K. Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Yag Yi are to be held in Moscow. Jaishankar is going to Moscow, Russia’s capital, to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting. In a conversation with a newspaper, Jaishankar had also said in the day that the situation on LAC is very serious.
On 29th and 31st of last month, Chinese soldiers tried to infiltrate along the banks of South Pangong Lake. But the Indian soldiers had not only stopped them from moving forward, but they have also strengthened their hold in many areas adjoining it.
Earlier on 15 June, there was a bloody conflict between the soldiers of both countries in the Galvan Valley, in which 20 soldiers of India were sacrificed. According to the US intelligence agency, 35 Chinese soldiers were killed. However, China has not yet revealed how many of its soldiers were killed.
There has been an incident of firing along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the eastern Ladakh sector, where Indian and Chinese forces have been present for more than three months.