Ladakh. The Chinese soldiers allegedly tried to enter the Indian premise from two areas between 6 am and 9 am on Tuesday which resulted in stone pelting from both sides.
Indian soldiers on Tuesday reportedly thwart an attempt by people’s liberation army soldiers (Chinese) to enter Ladakh from the north bank of the Pyangong lake. Chinese Soldiers tried to enter the Indian premise from two points – Finger Four and Finger Five – between 6 am and 9 am which resulted in stone pelting from both sides. An Unidentified official said this stone pelting caused minor injuries to troops on both sides.
The Indian soldiers formed a human chain to stop the Chinese troops from incursion. When Indian guards retaliated there incursion the PLA personnel started to hurl stones on them.
According to a report when Indian soldiers blocked two attempts by People’s Liberation Army troops to enter Indian territory, there was a scuffle between the two sides, which included some stone pelting as well the rival troops later pulled back from the confrontation site after the customary banner drill, under which both sides hold banners before stepping back to their respective positions.
However, the Indian Army has refused to comment on the incident.
The incident comes while India and China have been locked in a diplomatic standoff for more than a month in the Sikkim sector’s Doklam area. Both nations have maintained that troops from the other country had transgressed into their territory.
Bilateral ties have been strained when the Indian Army stopped China from constructing a road in the region. India had made it clear that it will not allow China to construct a motorable road up to the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction through the Doklam plateau.
Indian forces are now armed with high-speed interceptor boats bought from the US, which can accommodate nearly 15 soldiers and are equipped with radars, infra-red and GPS systems.