DefenceIndian Army occupied crucial heights on southern bank of Pangong Tso lake

Indian Army occupied crucial heights on southern bank of Pangong Tso lake

Indian army occupied heights at Pangong Tso's lake
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Indian Army has occupied crucial heights which can give army an advantage over China’s PLA on southern bank of the Pangong Tso lake.

“Height occupied by Indian Army troops including a special operations battalion is south of Southern bank of Pangong Tso lake near Thakung. Height was lying dormant and can give strategic advantage to side which holds it for controlling the southern bank of lake and areas around,” ANI quotes his Sources.

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Troops of Indian and Chinese army on 29-30 August, engaged in an another fresh clash at Pangong Tso lake.

A special operations battalion was recently inducted into the area and on the night of August 29-30 moved into the area & occupied the heights from where Chinese troops were present barely a few hundred meters, ANI Source

The height is in the area under Indian side of the LAC but the Chinese also claim it to be on their side. Two brigade commander level meetings have already been held in Chushul/Moldo for resolving the matter and the tension but it has not yielded any result.

Sources said, Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops with help of ropes and other climbing equipment started climbing at a table-top area between Black Top & Thakung Heights at Pangong Tso’s south bank.

While PLA claims that India has entered near Reqin along LAC and urges India to withdraw troops from India-China border to avoid escalation.

Tensions between both the countries is at its apex. Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane has already conveyed to all the senior commanders of the Army, overseeing the operation of the frontline formations along the LAC, to keep up a significantly high state of alertness and maintain the aggressive posturing to deal with any Chinese “misadventure”.

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