China on Tuesday has claimed that the Indian Army crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Monday and fired warning shots in the south bank of Pangong Lake in Ladakh. As per reports, the Indian Army men sustained some injuries in an ongoing stand-off between PLA and Indian troops on Rechin La. The stand-off started at 6.15pm.
“The Chinese border guards were forced to take countermeasures to stabilise the situation,” a spokesperson of the People’s Liberation Army has said. It is currently not known what countermeasures is China actually talking about.
A spokesperson of the PLA said that the Indian army “illegally crossed the LAC 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 stabilize the situation on the ground,” the statement read.
Further, China called the same a “serious provocation of a very bad nature”, China said, “We request the Indian side to immediately stop dangerous actions”.
The two sides of the story could be that China did something notorious along the LAC and is now trying to cover it up by claiming that India provoked it or the Indian Army actually fired warning shots.
The situation in Ladakh has been tensed over the days after China, twice, tried to unliterary change the status at the South of Pangong lake. Indian Army has thwarted China’s attempts. And the day later has also captured some key locations in the North Pangong region.
The first attempt to change the status quo happened the night of 29/30 August and the next on August 31 when Indian soldiers were surrounded by Chinese soldiers, who were trying to regain the heights that are being dominated by the Indian Army.