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Indian Army occupies heights overlooking Chinese army at Finger 4 along Pangong Tso lake

Indian Army has occupied heights overlooking the Chinese Army positions at Finger 4 along the Pangong Tso lake. These operations were carried out along with the preemptive actions to occupy heights near the Southern bank of Pangong Tso lake around August end, according to sources.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: September 10, 2020 20:51 IST
India China, Pangong Tso Lake, Finger 4
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Pangong Tso lake is seen near the India China border in Ladakh area.

Indian Army has occupied heights overlooking the Chinese Army positions at Finger 4 along the Pangong Tso lake. These operations were carried out along with the preemptive actions to occupy heights near the Southern bank of Pangong Tso lake around August end, according to sources. The development has come as EAM Jaishankar and Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are tipped to meet in Moscow, Russia on the sidelines of the SCO meeting of foreign ministers.

Meanwhile, Indian soldiers have set up barbed wire obstacles at points where Chinese troops have come a few metres away from their positions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

India has warned against attempts to enter its territory as Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops, armed with medieval-type weapons, have been making multiple attempts to take over Indian-held positions.

Apart from setting obstacles to avoid further escalation at the LAC and dissuade the Chinese side from provocative and aggressive movements, India has also warned it will retaliate if Chinese troops continue to make incursion attempts.

India's clear message was given when Indian and Chinese military representatives met on Wednesday to amicably de-escalate tension at the LAC in eastern Ladakh, sources said. The meeting, however, remained "inconclusive" and the talks will continue.

PLA troops had made an attempt to dislodge Indian soldiers from their positions at the LAC on Monday and warning shots were also fired.

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