The Chinese army is rapidly expanding its troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh and the Gwalan Valley. It is clear that he is not in the mood to end the conflict with the Indian Army soon. People aware of the situation in the area said that the Chinese have set up around 100 tents of troops in the past two weeks, especially in Gwalan Valley. Chinese troops are also possibly bringing bunker-making tools. This is being done on behalf of China when the Indian soldiers are strongly opposing it.
India is also sending equal troops
Meanwhile, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund also visited the 14 Corps headquarters at Leh on Friday and reviewed the security situation in the entire area, including the disputed site on the LAC. Military sources said that the Indian Army is also sending troops to match Chinese troops at both Pangong Tso Lake and Gwalan Valley. According to sources, India is better than China in many other sensitive areas of the area.
Soldiers on both sides have gathered in Ladakh and Sikkim
On May 5, the situation in eastern Ladakh worsened when violent clashes broke out between about 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers and continued until the following day. Later local commanders of both sides met and soldiers on both sides withdrew. The soldiers on both sides fired at each other with sticks and also threw stones. About 100 soldiers on both sides were injured in this violent clash. The same incident was repeated in Sikkim on 9 May. There were violent clashes between about 150 Indian and Chinese soldiers at Naku La Pass in which at least 10 soldiers on both sides were injured.
Local commanders’ meetings have been held five times
In the last week, there were reports of border violations by Chinese soldiers in Eastern Ladakh several times. However, there was no official response to this nor was it confirmed. During this time there were at least five meetings between the local commanders on both sides. In these meetings, the Indian commander objected to the large number of tents being built by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Galvan Valley. According to sources, the area where the PLA is burying tents, India considers it as its territory.
India said on Thursday that Chinese soldiers were obstructing the duty of the Indian patrolling team. Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava rejected China’s claims that the Indian Army entered the Chinese border following which tensions in the area increased.