On the night of 29-30 August, there was a clash between the soldiers of India and China on the India-China border. The Indian Army has issued a statement in which the Indian Army has stated that PLA soldiers, in violation of the first agreed consent, tried to infiltrate the Pango and Tso Lake areas in eastern Ladakh. The Indian Army has prevented Chinese troops from entering. According to reports, the PLA troops tried to enter the Indian territory, but they had a confrontation with a large number of existing Indian soldiers there, after which the Indian troops repulsed them.
Indian Army PRO Colonel Aman Anand has reported that Indian troops had already sensed suspicious movements of Chinese soldiers on the southern shore of Pangong Tso Lake and completely foiled their infiltration attempts. He has also reported that Indian Army personnel took action to thwart Chinese intentions to strengthen the Indian Post and unilaterally change facts on the ground.
Even after several rounds of talks between India and China, the tension in East Ladakh does not seem to be diminishing. The stand of the Indian Army is very clear that China will have to restore the situation before April. Apart from talks between the two countries at the military level, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Co-ordination of the two countries have also held talks. The two sides have repeatedly agreed to move towards complete disengagement but have never shown any interest in it.
However, a brigade commander level flag meeting of both the countries is still going on in Chushul to resolve the issues.
Just a few days ago, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had said in a big statement that the situation in Ladakh is ‘most serious’ after the 1962 conflict. The Foreign Minister had said that the number of security forces currently deployed on LAC from both sides is also many times more than before. At the same time, the country’s CDS General Bipin Rawat had said that if negotiations between the Chinese Army and the Indian Army fail, then India also has military options.