Ladakh | A face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers on Wednesday near Pangong lake in Eastern Ladakh eased after delegation-level talks were held.
The stand-off started while the Indian Army was patrolling along the northern bank of the lake when the Chinese troops objected to their presence. A delegation-level talks were held that helped de-escalate and fully disengage, army officials said.
“There was a face-off between the two armies but it got over after the delegation-level talks between two sides. The face-off is over now and it had de-escalated and disengaged fully after delegation-level talks yesterday [Wednesday],” the Indian Army said.
Indian Army: There was a face off between soldiers of Indian Army and Chinese Army near the northern bank of the Pangong lake. The face off was over after the delegation level talks between two sides there. De-escalated & disengaged fully after delegation level talks yesterday. pic.twitter.com/dZY9Mp04l2
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2019
After Centre decided to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Beijing had said it was concerned over India’s decision to revoke Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir and added it was “unacceptable” that New Delhi had changed Ladakh’s status.
Incidentally, the confrontation took place in the same area where Indian and Chinese troops had engaged in a bitter scuffle during the Doklam standoff.
China has been a vocal critic of India’s move in the northern state, an has openly supported Pakistan.