China claims Indian troops crosses LAC border and fires warning shots


NEW DELHI | Sept 08, 2020:

China has claimed that warning shots were fired by the Indian troops, due to which the People's Liberation Army (PLA), in retaliation, took "countermeasures to stabilise the situation on the ground" along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.

A statement from the government in New Delhi is yet to be issued regarding the sequence of incidents leading to the fresh escalation in the ongoing face-off along the LAC between the two neighbouring countries.

A spokesperson from PLA, Colonel Zhang Shuili, in a statement, had claimed that the Indian Army had crossed the line and entered Bangong Hunan, the western section of the Sino-Indian border.

He said that the agreements between the two countries have been seriously violated by Indian troops, further escalating regional tensions, and easily causing misunderstandings and misjudgments.

Last week, Indian troops preemptively scuttled the attempts by PLA to unilaterally change the status quo on the Southern Bank of Pangong Tso in Eastern Ladakh.

Reacting to the preemptive action of the Indian Army, the Xi Jinping regime had threatened that the China-India border tensions will "surely escalate this time," since India "crossed the LAC at the border and purposely launched provocations."

India, on Thursday, had asked China to show sincerity in expeditiously restoring peace along the LAC and border areas through complete disengagement and de-escalation in accordance with the bilateral agreements and protocols.