New Delhi: Just days after a number of Chinese troopers have been injured in a scuffle with Indian troops in northern Sikkim, the Line of Actual Control (LAC) noticed renewed tensions on Tuesday, this time in Ladakh.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) was compelled to hurry fighter jet patrols in Ladakh after Chinese army helicopters flew too near the LAC.
This incident reportedly at across the similar time People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troopers had a scuffle with Indian troops in the higher reaches of northern Sikkim. That incident noticed seven Chinese troopers being injured whereas 4 Indian troopers had minor bruises.
“The Chinese military helicopters were flying very close to the Line of Actual Control. After their movement was picked up, the Indian Air Force fighter jets flew patrols in the area,” authorities sources have been quoted as saying by ANI.
According to sources, the Chinese helicopters didn’t violate Indian airspace. However, that is the primary time in a few years that India has responded to Chinese makes an attempt to breach the air border by deploying fighter jets.
Last week, Indian and Chinese forces twice got here face-to-face in japanese Ladakh. In the primary incident, Indian and Chinese military personnel clashed on May 5 on the northern shore of the Pangong Lake in japanese Ladakh.
However after the talks between the 2 sides, the confrontation ended the next morning. Sources mentioned that the troopers of either side suffered minor accidents as stone pelting and scuffles happened between the 2 armies. Around 200 military personnel have been current on the time of this confrontation.
In one other incident, round 150 Indian and Chinese army personnel got here head to head close to Nathu La Pass in the Sikkim sector of the Sino-India border, injuring a minimum of 10 troopers.
The India-China border, also called the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is about 3,488 km lengthy. A big portion of this border is disputed resulting from contesting claims on either side.