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Ladakh Standoff: Indian Army gives strong response to China, captures Finger-8 from PLA

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Sept. 1, 2020, 9:48 a.m.

Leh: The Indian Army has occupied important areas near Finger-8, following the tit-for-tat policy, after China tried once again to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh on the intervening night of August 29-30. 

According to information received from sources, the Indian Army carried out a campaign at the southern areas of Pangong Lake, and captured crucial territory.

Indian jawans have captured the important peak ‘Black Top’ in the southern part of Pangong Lake. China wanted to capture this peak located on the Indian border, but the recently deployed Special Operation Force (SFF) of the Indian Army not only drove away  the Chinese troops there but took the whole peak in their possession. It is located in Thakung area close to Pengong Lake, which is considered very important in strategic terms.

The PLA of China wanted to capture the Black Top post located in the Chushul sector, so that the Indian Army posts could be monitored. According to the sources, on the intervening night of August 29-30, about 500 Chinese soldiers tried to infiltrate the black top for this purpose. 

But as soon as the Indian Army got wind of these plans, a large number of soldiers were collected from the nearby posts and the Chinese were thwarted. 

The Black Post is now under the control of the Indian Army. Now the Indian Army enjoys a strategic advantage in this area.

The Indian Army has started Operation ‘Tit for Tat’ in the Pangong Lake region. The Indian Army has captured all strategic parts of the Finger 8 area south of Pangong Lake. 

Meanwhile, the Chinese air force has again deployed its most advanced fifth-generation fighter aircraft close to Ladakh amidst ongoing tension over the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. 

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