Rival troops of China and India had a prolonged confrontation on Wednesday in the disputed region of eastern Ladakh between the two countries, according to Indian media reports.
The face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers began on the northern bank of the 134-km-long Pangong Lake soon in the wee hours of the day.
“Indian soldiers were on a patrol when they were confronted by People’s Liberation Army soldiers, who strongly objected to their presence in the area. This led to a scuffle between the soldiers, resulting in both sides calling for reinforcements,” reported Times of India quoting unnamed sources.
The border escalation between China and India surfaced at a time when the tensions are already heightened between Islamabad and New Dehli over the abrogation of the special status of occupied Kashmir.