On the southern side of Pangog Lake in eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army is standing face to face. China has been alarmed by India’s actions and has increased the deployment of its troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The ALC has a total of 52,000 troops of the Chinese Army PLA, of which 10 thousand are stationed only on the southern shore of Pangog Lake.
Explain that the attempt to infiltrate towards China on the southern shore of Pangog Lake on the night of 29-30 August was thwarted by India. Since then, forces on both sides have been deployed in the area. This information has been revealed in the recent detailed assessment of Indian security forces, which has been shared by our associate newspaper Economic Times. The report says that China has made a mirror deployment, that is, looking after India, China has also increased its troops in the area.
According to the assessment report, the number of PLA battalions near ALC in East Ladakh has increased this time since last month. In August, 35 PLA battalions were present in Ladakh which increased to 50 in September. Each battalion has between 1,000 and 1,200 soldiers. After 29 August, on 7 September, once again a unit of PLA tried to get closer to a forward position of the Indian Army, which had failed the Indian troops. After this there was a firing in the air from the Chinese side.
A senior official said, “At present, no new cases of infiltration or deadlock have been reported since last week but the movement of PLA is continuing in the area. According to sources, the Chinese military is trying to change the status quo close to the ALC and the Indian Army is continuously thwarting China’s plot. The Chinese army is now eyeing four main sites around Pangog Lake.
The army officer said, “Increasing the number of deadlocked areas leads to a lack of confidence in the soldiers. Military level talks scheduled this week are expected to raise some issues on the ongoing deadlock over the area. Till then military forces are on high alert and surveillance. Until the negotiations on the deadlock are over, the Indian Army will stand on high peaks in the area.