Chinese Army becomes stone-pelters, targets Indian troops: Beijing says, 'not aware'

Cheryl Sanders
August 16, 2017

Chinesesoldiers tried to enter the Indian side twice between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Later, the situation was brought under control after the banner drill with both sides stepping back to their respective positions. It began with Indian troops stopping Chinese army from building a road in the disputed area. Dok La is an Indian name for the region where Bhutan called it as Doklam while China claims it as part of Donglang region.

"We always patrol on the Chinese side of the LAC. And we urge the India side to abide by the Line of Actual Control", she said.

These comments attributed to the Ministry of Defence and the Army came hours after Indian and Chinese soldiers were reportedly involved in an altercation in the Pangong Lake area, further raising tensions between the two countries.

Chinese military officials sought a flag meeting with Indian officials on Wednesday, a day after their men crossed the de-facto border and exchanged blows with troopers in Ladakh, an incident that the government in Beijing said it was not aware of.

The latest incident comes amid an ongoing dispute between the two sides over a strategic Himalayan plateau thousands of kilometres away where hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers have been facing off against each other for more than two months. New Delhi has expressed concern over the road construction apprehending that it may facilitate Chinese troops to cut India's access to its North Eastern states. The official said the event was marked more informally, with both sides' troops exchanging candies at several places, including the Doklam area, where the stand-off has lasted nearly two months.

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