Indian, Chinese soldiers get into scuffle in Ladakh

New Delhi, Sept. 12:

Indian and Chinese troops were reportedly involved in a heated exchange in eastern Ladakh near the Pangong Tso Lake on Wednesday, according to official sources. The reported exchange triggered after Chinese Army personnel objected to patrol by Indian soldiers in the area.

Army sources said the incident occurred due to deferring perceptions about the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China.
Sources said the face-off began on the northern bank of the 134-km-long Pangong Tso (Tso means lake), two-thirds of which is controlled by China as it extends from Tibet to Ladakh, soon after dawn on Wednesday.

“Indian soldiers were on a patrol when they were confronted by People’s Liberation Army soldiers, who strongly objected to their presence in the area. This led to a scuffle between the rival soldiers, with both sides sending some reinforcements to the area… the face-off was in progress at the site till the evening,” a source said.

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