Sign Up    /    Login

Warning shots fired (?) by India across LAC in Ladakh

About a week back, Indian troops occupied strategic heights on the south bank of Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake and Rechin La, giving Indian troops a commanding view of the terrain in the Chushul sector.

This sector is known as the ‘Western Sector (WS)’ of  LINE OF ACTUAL CONTROL (LAC) at the border between India and China.

There are two other sectors of LAC too at the border between India and China. They are, ‘Eastern Sector (ES)’ of LAC which spans Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim and,  ‘Middle Sector (MS)’ of LAC in Uttarkhand and Himachal Pradesh. 

See the source image

   Map-1, courtesy the Tribune: Shows the Line of Actual Control (Red Line in the map)

See the source image

Map-2,  Shows McMohan Line (Dashed Red Line in map) to the north of Arunachal Pradesh squeezed between TIBET and ASSAM.

(pic-1) PLA troops near Mukhpari peak with sticks & sharp implements, 200 feet from the lake. (HT Aug.29 photo)

WHAT IS THE LINE OF ACTUAL CONTROL (LAC)

The LAC is the demarcation that separates Indian-controlled territory from Chinese-controlled territory. India considers the LAC to be 3,488 km long, while the Chinese consider it to be only around 2,000 km.  LAC is divided into three sectors: the eastern sector which spans Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, the middle sector in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, and the western sector in Ladakh.

The alignment of the LAC in the eastern sector is along the 1914 McMahon Line, and there are minor disputes about the positions on the ground as per the principle of the high Himalayan watershed. This pertains to India’s international boundary as well, but for certain areas such as Longju and Asaphila. The line in the middle sector is the least controversial but for the precise alignment to be followed in the Barahoti plains.

 WARNING SHOTS FIRED (?) BY INDIA, CHINA PROTESTS THIS ACTION SAYS GLOBAL TIMES OF CHINA

Days after Indian troops thwarted Chinese manoeuvres and occupied strategic heights on the south bank of Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake (Tibetan: སྤང་གོང་མཚོ ; Chinese: 班公错) is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at an elevation of 4,225 m (13,862 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from Ladakh, India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region.  Rechin La near Rezang La, the south bank of the lake appeared to be on the boil again late Monday night with the Chinese PLA claiming that Indian troops had fired warning shots, prompting it to “take countermeasures to stabilize the situation on the ground”.

 In a statement, Colonel Zhang Shuili, spokesperson for the PLA Western Theatre Command, claimed that the Indian Army (IA) “crossed the line and entered Bangong Hunan, the western section of the Sino-Indian border” and the “Indian actions seriously violated the relevant agreements between China and India, pushing up regional tensions, and easily causing misunderstandings and misjudgments”.

There was no immediate response from Indian Army (IA) or the Ministry of Defence (MoD.) Ministery of External Affairs in India says the situation across the borders between China and India is tense. IA and/or MoD Statement on this expected on Tuesday, 8th September.

NEW DELHI 04/09/2020:

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday met his Chinese counterpart in Moscow, where both are attending a three-day event, in the first high-level contact of its kind since a serious standoff erupted between the two countries in Ladakh in May.

Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghi had asked for the meeting on the sidelines of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet in the Russian capital. In a message before the meeting, Mr Singh said peace and security in the region demands a climate of trust, non-aggression, peaceful resolution of differences and respect for international rules.

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and Indian Ambassador to Russia D B Venkatesh Varma were part of the Indian delegation at the talks that began at around 9:30 pm Indian time at a prominent hotel in Moscow. The meeting lasted for two-and-a-half hours.

“Peaceful stable and secure region of SCO member states, which is home to over 40 per cent of the global population, demands a climate of trust and cooperation, non-aggression, respect for international rules and norms, sensitivity to each other’s interest and peaceful resolution of differences,” Mr Singh said at the ministerial meet of the SCO, in the presence of the Chinese Defence Minister.

Both India and China are members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO, an eight-nation regional grouping that primarily focuses on security and defence issues.

Talks between military officials of the two countries have achieved little since the deadly clash in June. The latest escalation in hostilities came after a brief pullback by the two sides in some areas. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has also held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the phone.

 

——————————————————————————————————————————–

REFERENCES:

1. Line of Actual Control (LAC): Where it is located, and where India and China differ

Written by Sushant Singh | New Delhi | June 1, 2020 4:35:03 am and Explained by the INDIAN EXPRESS

          URL>>  https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/line-of-actual-control-where-it-is-located-and-where-india-and-china-differ-6436436/

2. Pangong on boil again: China claims India fired warning shots

Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | September 8, 2020 4:50:07 am

URL>> https://indianexpress.com/article/india/pangong-india-chine-border-dispute-firing-6587261/

 

 

Share with:


0 0 votes
Article Rating

Suresh Rao

Mellowed out and enlightened septuagenarian. Tech savvy. Social writing is just a pastime to kill time. I keep contributing to several developmental projects in the area of engineering education, IT and Healthcare projects launched by my kith and kin. I am too lazy to write a book, 'cause I think my life itself is a book! I am also at www.facebook.com/sureshnrao
3 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Navneet Bakshi
Navneet Bakshi
1 year ago

I really don’t know what this will lead to? Whatever be the motivation behind this, it is just pure stupidity as except for losses of some lives and great costs, nothing will get achieved. A good cordial relationship between India and China can result in such great benefits for both the nations that people with no knowledge of economics and politics also can see. It is such a surprise then that the policy makers don’t see them.

Random Posts

Placeholder Image 90

Thewriterfriends.com is an experiment to bring the creative people together on one platform. It is a free platform for creativity. While there are hundreds, perhaps thousands of platforms that provide space for expression around the world, the feeling of being a part of fraternity is often lacking. If you have a creative urge, then this is the right place for you. You are welcome here to be one of us.

Random Posts

वड़वानल – 66

By Charumati Ramdas | September 5, 2020

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   खान और उसके साथी फॉब हाउस से बाहर निकले। पूरे वातावरण पर हताशा छाई थी। चारों ओर जानलेवा ख़ामोशी थी। पिछले तीन दिनों से उस भाग के सभी व्यवहार ठप  पड़े  थे । बीच में  ही  सेना  का  एकाध  ट्रक  वातावरण  की  शान्ति को भंग करते…

Share with:


Read More

Raja Ravi Varma paintings… what are they worth today?

By Suresh Rao | May 2, 2022

April 29th, was Raja Ravi Varma birthday. An young couple in our neighborhood… a Konkani girl who knew Kannada from Goa, married to a Bengaluru boy… were getting ready to move to their newly purchased apartment in Electronic-city, after selling their (grand) parental home in a suburban Bengaluru area. This young IT savvy couple did…

Share with:


Read More

Vibrant Indian expats celebrate Ganesh festival in Holland with Orange decoration

By Suresh Rao | September 28, 2021

Holland is home to thosands of young Indian expats. Companies like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS,)  Tata Steel, Infosys, Sun Pharma (many other too,) employ highly skilled software engineers who have brought Indian festivities to the delight of natives there! Once a year, the city of Amstelveen, at Amsterdam’s southern end, plays host to a true…

Share with:


Read More

Intriguing Fibonacci series in nature around us!

By Suresh Rao | September 15, 2020

Definition (Rule) for the Fibonacci number series is: ANY NUMBER IN FIBONACCI NUMBER SERIES IS SUM OF 2 LOWER NUMBERS BEFORE IT. That is, an example of Fibonacci number series can be: 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 …. and so on. It follows the rule,  a random number such as 2…

Share with:


Read More

वड़वानल – 56

By Charumati Ramdas | August 26, 2020

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास ‘‘कल से हम गलतियाँ ही किये जा रहे हैं, ’’ खान के स्वर में उद्विग्नता थी। ‘‘हमने राष्ट्रीय पार्टियों के, विशेषत: कांग्रेस के नेताओं पर भरोसा किया और उनसे नेतृत्व करने की गुज़ारिश की – यह पहली ग़लती थी; और आज गॉडफ़्रे से मिले यह दूसरी गलती…

Share with:


Read More

Growing up for us was tough- Remembering Childhood

By Navneet Bakshi | September 12, 2020

Growing up for us was tough- Part 1   Was it really tough? I can’t contradict myself at the beginning of an article. Even the most seasoned politicians can’t do it, but I am not a politician anyway. Am I a confused writer or a little bit of alcohol has befuddled me? Without being judgmental…

Share with:


Read More

Stalin as Depicted in “Children of Arbat”

By Charumati Ramdas | September 8, 2020

By  A. Charumati Ramdas   Russian literature of the last decade of XX century is like a kaleidoscope which presents different patterns and different colour combinations. The people were quite thrilled about the whole idea of ‘freedom’, which promised freedom of expression as well. It was therefore imperative that all that could not see the…

Share with:


Read More

Come to me my fair lady

By Rcay | November 10, 2021

Come to me my fair lady Come to me in my dreams, my darling, Melting all snow of sorrow from me When I am sad and feel you are far away In the half darkness as I lie awake Your loving fingers seek for mine And lips imprints their ownership The body yearns for warmth,…

Share with:


Read More

British Move in to issue more passports to Singaporeians

By Subramanian Thalayur Ratnam | July 2, 2020

Bold steps to ensure crisis ridden Singapore citizens to adopt United Kingdom as their alternate nation. It is under process by UK to issue more passports to those Singapore citizens as they are under stress due to the new laws by Chinese.  According to some news reports Britain move to help those Singapore citizens to…

Share with:


Read More

Games We Played- Part 2

By Navneet Bakshi | September 24, 2020

Card Games But on some days, like the rainy days which were a plenty in Shimla, we had no choice, but to play at home. Surprisingly, we were even allowed to play with the playing cards and gamble too. The very first game of cards that we played was called Note Bhunan (To break a…

Share with:


Read More