Indian and Chinese military troops once again engaged in border fights at the controversial Galwan Valley.
Indian forces have reportedly found some Chinese troops initiating construction of tents and other building activities across the Galwan River.
“They have been challenged by our troops near the Galwan river,” says a source from the Indian Army.
The two sides have reportedly reinforced their military strength along the unresolved border in the Ladakh region, following a clash at Pangong Tso sector on May 5-6, 2020.
The clash caused both sides and led to the deployment of more forces in the region.
“The Galwan area was a trigger point even during the 1962 war. This pitching of tents in disputed areas, which is often followed by some construction, has been a recurring tactic of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP) over the last several years,” adds the source.
Speaking on the issue, Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane called it ‘business as usual’ along the 3,488-km wide LAC.
“You come to know when the face-offs occur at one or two places. But our troops meet at 10 different places daily,” says Naravane.
He further adds that these face-offs happen whenever commanders change, as the new ones might want to show how different they are compared to previous ones.
“There are a lot of dynamics on why a face-off occurs,” says the Army Chief.
Meanwhile, a Chinese media report says India has been crossing the boundary line in the region since early May 2020 and purposefully instigated the conflicts.
“The actions by the Indian side have seriously violated China and India’s agreements on border issues, violated China’s territorial sovereignty and harmed military relations between the two countries,” claims the Chinese media report.
These clashes across the Galwan Valley have been happening since the 1962 war.
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