The Indian Patrol Party of the army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force were detained by the Chinese forces for a brief period of time and released later. This happened after a scuffle between the two sides in Ladakh.
Despite the two countries and the rest of the world battling with a health crisis, the tensions between the two countries, India and China, rose along the line of control. The situation was rested in peace after the commanders of both the sides had a meeting. As per the sources, the Indian forces have briefed the Office of the Prime Minister about the entire situation along the LOC. A senior bureaucrat in the government told NDTV,
“The situation became very volatile last Wednesday when a scuffle between Indian jawans and the Chinese resulted in the detention of some of our jawans but later they were released. Weapons of the ITBP forces were snatched but eventually weapons were handed back and our jawans also came back.”
Chinese Helicopter flies in Indian Territory
According to the information sent to the Central government, the Chinese army had managed to breach into the Indian side of the line of control and have also been reportedly conducting aggressive patrols using motorboats in the Pangong lake. The senior officer admitted the situation have “massively” built up but things are returning to normal.
As per the sources, the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval have been getting daily updates from the ground. After one such brief, a decision was made to strengthen the security in the Galwan region, the ground zero of the 1962 war. Reportedly, both sides have an equal presence in the Galwan region. In the last few weeks, both India and China have reportedly sent in additional troops and even building fortifications alone the line with pitched tents in the areas of Ladakh, northern bank of Pangong Tso, Demchok, and Galwan Valley areas.
Speaking to NDTV, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshall RKS Bhadauria admitted the violated helicopter activity of the Chinese. The elevation in the tension is because the Chinese were enraged that India constructed a road and a bridge in the Galwan area.