Sept. 1, 2020, 9:58 a.m.
Leh: China has tried to infiltrate into Indian territory amidst tension on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
On Monday evening, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China demanded that India must withdraw its troops from the disputed areas along the LAC in order to avoid tension. It is clear from this demand of China that the Chinese PLA has now started to fear the Indian Army.
However, China also says that its troops have strictly followed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India. China denied the Indian Army statement that the PLA had taken provocative military action along the southern bank of the Pangong Tso.
In response to a question on the statement of the Indian Army, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers never cross the line. China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that PLA personnel on the border are monitoring the situation on the LAC.
Earlier, the Indian Army accused Chinese soldiers of trying to change the status quo along the LAC. The statement said that Indian soldiers prevented the PLA from trying to change the status quo on the ground. A brigade commander level flag meeting has been held in Chushul to resolve the issues.