Ladakh resident exposes Indian lies, says China army has made advance
Chinese building helipad, amassing troops near Indian border
A resident of disputed Ladakh area has exposed Indian media reports on the India-China border dispute in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.
In a video made in Ladakh, the citizen, who named himself as Tunduk, said that the Indian media has been deceiving its viewers by giving the impression of reporting from ground zero but the Indian media was actually 218 kms away Galwan Valley, reported 24NewsHd TV channel on Saturday.
لداخ میں شہری نے بھارتی وزیراعظم اور میڈیا کے جھوٹے دعووں کا پول کھول دیا
لداخ میں شہری نے بھارتی وزیراعظم اور میڈیا کے جھوٹے دعووں کا پول کھول دیاPosted by 24 News HD on Saturday, June 27, 2020
The violent face-off between nuclear-armed neighbours over disputed Himalayan territory of Ladakh took place on June 15 has raised alarm bells.
As per international media reports, China has demanded a withdrawal of Indian personnel and facilities from Galwan Valley, and had conveyed this at the commander-level talks on June 6 and June 22.
According to BBC, China had accused Indian troops of deliberate provocation in its first official comment on June 15 deadly clash.
Chinese building helipad
As tensions run high between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, and no talks scheduled so far between military commanders, the Chinese army has started consolidating its positions in the Pangong Tso area.
This includes undertaking construction of a helipad at Finger 4 and a sudden increase of Chinese troops on the southern banks of Pangong Tso.
An Indian official told The Indian Express, “It is correct that the Chinese have started consolidating their positions on the north bank of Pangong Tso lake. There is a helipad that is now being constructed in the Finger 4 area, which is in addition to all the other infrastructure construction done by them in past eight weeks or so.”
“PLA patrols are now regularly making small forays down the ridge of Finger 3 towards the bank of the lake and then returning to the ridge. They are essentially asking us to move back to Finger 2,” the Indian official said.
A second Indian official said this meant that “the Chinese are telling us that they have no intention of going back or restoring the status quo as in April. It is why they have not been interested in discussing any disengagement or de-escalation in Pangong Tso.”
“We are also deployed in adequate strength but there are certain tactical restrictions imposed by the local terrain which we are cognisant of. Let me just say it is a challenging area for us,” the official said.
The Fingers are mountainous spurs jutting out from the ridge on the northern bank towards the lake.