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Indian troops foil China's incursion bid along Ladakh lake

March 23 2018, 01:26 | Irvin Gilbert

Indian troops foil China's incursion bid along Ladakh lake

Indian troops foil China's incursion bid along Ladakh lake

Soldiers from the Chinese Army were reported to have twice crossed the border along the shores of Pangong Lake, prompted a quick reaction from Indian border patrols. Later when retreating Chinese soldiers hurled stones on them, the Indian army soldiers retaliated.

Indian and Chinese soldiers were allegedly involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, said sources in the government.

The previous such ceremonial meeting, which China was to host on August 1 did not materialise.

The comments come at a time Indian and Chinese forces are locked in a standoff at Dokalam since mid-June. "India must immediately and unconditionally withdraw all its trespassing troops and equipment back to the Indian side of the border", the office said in a statement.

He also said India is fast progressing towards self-sustainability and the youth must contribute in country's development. "There was some stone pelting from the Chinese side but the situation was quickly brought under control", he told AFP on condition of anonymity. The report said the worst that has happened earlier was an isolated slap or pushing between soldiers from the two sides.

"I have no knowledge of the details you mentioned, but what I can tell you is that Chinese border troops have always been committed to maintaining the peace and tranquility of the China-India border areas", Hua told reporters at a regularly scheduled news conference. An article in the Global Times today criticised India's decision to impose anti-dumping duties on Chinese products, warning India should be prepared for the "possible consequences for its ill-considered action".

Meanwhile, China has vehemently rejected all reports of it ever offering a compromise to India by relocating its troops in the disputed Doklam border area. The part held by China is contiguous to Tibet.

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