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Indian soldiers fired warning shots at bank of Pangong lake, claims China

Two days after the defence ministers of India and China met in Moscow, the People's Liberation Army late night accused Indian troops of "illegally crossing the Line of Actual Control and entered the south bank of Pangong Lake and the Shenpao mountain area."

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: September 08, 2020 9:25 IST
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Ladakh: An IAF fighter jet flies over the UT amid the prolonged India-China stand off in the region, in Ladakh, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.

Two days after the defence ministers of India and China met in Moscow, the People's Liberation Army late night accused Indian troops of "illegally crossing the Line of Actual Control and entered the south bank of Pangong Lake and the Shenpao mountain area."

"During the operation, the Indian Army blatantly fired threats to the patrol personnel of the Chinese border guards who had made representations, and the Chinese border guards were forced to take countermeasures to stabilise the situation on the ground," the statement read.

"India's actions seriously violated the relevant agreements and agreements between China and India, pushing up regional tensions and easily causing misunderstandings and misjudgments," China stated.

The statement said it is serious military provocations and are of very bad nature.

"We request the Indian side to immediately stop dangerous actions, immediately withdraw cross-line personnel, strictly restrain front-line troops, and strictly investigate and punish personnel who fired shots to ensure that similar incidents do not occur again," said Chinese People's Liberation Army's Western Theater Command, Colonel Zhang Shuili in a statement.

Sources in Indian Army to stated that China resorted to firing in air to scare their patrol. The Indian Army's official statement is yet to come.

India and China are engaged in around four-month-long standoff at the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. Despite several levels of dialogue, there has not been any breakthrough and the deadlock continues.

On June 15, as many as 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese troops were killed in a violent clash in the Galwan Valley.

(With IANS inputs)

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