In retaliation to China’s Army August 29/30 attempt to snatch Indian territory near Pangong Tso, the Indian Army on Monday captured an important Chinese military camp in the surrounding hills in the south of Pangong Tso lake, The Telegraph has reported.
This military action by India is said to have taken place on the early morning of Monday (31 August). Control of such high altitude areas provides good control over the enemy. reports said.
As per the report, this action by India was in direct retaliation to China’s military aggression wherein it sent 500 of its troops to try and cross into Spanggur – which is a narrow valley near Chushul.
The Indian Army, when alerted about the same was quick to retaliate and engaged the Chinese forces for three hours in hand to hand combat until the PLA was chased off.
Statements that came soon after highlights the importance of heights in these regions. “The Chinese had planned to capture these heights which would have given them an advantage. In such terrain, anyone who has the heights holds the upper hand,” the source said.
As of now, a second round of brigade commander-level talks is on between China and India at Chusul.
The report cites its source as saying that the Indian troops have now opened a new front by pushing back the Chinese and capturing territory near Chushul. All this is happening on the sidelines of ongoing talks between India and China military officers.
This report comes on the heels of a revelation that the Indian Army has gained a big advantage over the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) by successfully beating it to occupy a strategic height at the southern region of the Pangong Tso lake.