What are the fingers of Pangong Lake India china clash. There has been a tense situation between India and China in the Ladakh region for the past few months. On Monday, August 31, the Chinese troops prevented Chinese incursion near Pangong Lake once again. China repeatedly asserts its claim on the Indian Finger-4. Wants to capture it but the soldiers of the Indian army send them back in reverse. Meanwhile, Finger 4 and Finger 8 are being discussed. After all, what are these fingers?
What are the fingers of Pangong Lake India china clash
For the past few years, the Chinese army has been making roads along the banks of Pangong Lake. In 1999, when the war of Kargil was continuing, China took advantage of the opportunity at that time to build a 5 km long road on the banks of the lake in India’s border. There are barren hills on the northern side of the lake. They are called Chhang Chenmo in the local language. The raised part of these hills is called by the army as ‘Fingers’. India claims that the LAC limit is up to Finger 8. But controls up to finger 4 only.
There is a China post on Finger 8. At the same time, the Chinese military believes that Finger 2 is LAC. Six years ago, the Chinese military tried to build a permanent one on Finger 4, but it was dropped after India’s opposition. The Chinese military uses light vehicles for patrolling on Finger 2. If they encounters the patrolling team of India during patrolling, they asked to return. Because both the countries cannot rotate the patrolling vehicles at that place. So the car has to go back.
Indian Army personnel also patrol on foot. In view of the present tension, this patrol has been increased to Finger 8. In May, there was a fight between the soldiers of India and China in the area of Finger 5. Because of this, there is disagreement on both sides. The Chinese army stopped the Indian troops from moving beyond Finger 2. It is said that 5,000 Chinese soldiers are present in Galvan Valley. The biggest problem is around Pangong Lake. Here after several years, there has been a clash between the soldiers of the two countries.