Indian troops foil China's incursion bid along Ladakh lake

The reconstruction effort is being undertaken with economic and technical support from the Chinese government.

A KL file Image of Indian and Chinese army officers holding a meet in Ladakh. Neither side appears to have fired a shot during this, but brawls were reported. After Chinese troopers found their path blocked by Indian soldiers who formed a human chain, they began hurling stones, prompting a swift retaliation by Indian border guards.

The trouble started in June when India sent troops to stop China building a road in the Doklam area, which is remote, uninhabited territory claimed by both China and India's ally Bhutan.

According to officials, soldiers from both the side have suffered minor injuries due to the stone pelting.

Officials in the Army in South Block refused to say anything with all the questions soliciting a crisp reply-"No comments".

The situation was brought to control after customary banner drill.


The scuffle reportedly lasted for 30 minutes.

The US' remarks came a day after a failed attempt by Chinese soldiers to enter Indian territory along the banks of famous Pangong lake in Ladakh. Red Army has tried blocking developmental activities in Chumarr, Depsang and Pangong Tso, in the last few years.

Off late, the two sides are managing the Pangong lake with motorized boats and transgression is just a routine, the newspaper said.

"Indian forces are now armed with high-speed interceptor boats, bought from the USA, which can accommodate almost 15 soldiers and are equipped with radars, infra-red and GPS systems", DNA, another newspaper reported.

"There are increasing concerns about the preparedness of the security apparatus, especially as there are fears that electronics, online trade platforms, and finished goods can be tapped into for procuring sensitive information", industry sources said.


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