News Desk, Tech for FTCP, New Delhi
Updated Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:25 PM IST
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A top government official familiar with the incident said that the incident occurred while dominating the Fingers area on the northern shore of Pengong Tso Lake. According to the official, 100 to 200 rounds of air were fired from both sides at the northern end of the lake. The incident took place at the ridgeline, where Finger-3 and Finger-4 areas meet.
Both India and China issued statements on the September 7 firing incident in the Chushul sub-sector, which took place at a place called Mukpari Heights. Officials said this was the first time in 45 years that LAC was fired from both sides.
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However, so far no statement has been made by both the countries regarding the incident on the banks of Pangong Tso Lake. It is believed that this was more than the incident of firing in Chushul.
According to the report, the official said that in the first week of September, there was a lot of activity on the northern and southern shores of Pengong Tso Lake. There was also firing several times. Tension still persists. In many places in the Chushul sector, troops of India and China are deployed just 300 meters away from each other. Meanwhile, the military officers of the two countries are to be renegotiated.
The officer said that a small incident also occurred on the border, but the soldiers admitted that it was not so important that it be reported. He said that the incident happened in Mukpari, where some rounds of bullets went off. We came to know about this incident a day later.
He said that after this, bullets were fired on the northern shore of Pengong Tso Lake, firing 100 to 200 rounds from both sides. The incident occurred near Finger-3 and Finger-4, where the climb begins.