Indian Army occupies heights overlooking Chinese army positions at Finger 4 along Pangong lake

Indian Army occupies heights overlooking Chinese army positions at Finger 4 along Pangong lake

NEW DELHI: The

Indian Army

has occupied heights overlooking the

Chinese Army positions

at Finger 4 along

Pangong lake

.

The operations to occupy the heights were carried out along with the pre-emptive actions to occupy heights near the southern bank of

Pangong Tso

around August-end, sources said on Thursday.

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“Indian Army has occupied heights overlooking the Chinese Army positions at Finger 4 along the Pangong Tso. These operations were carried out along with the pre-emptive actions to occupy heights near the Southern bank of Pangong Tso around August-end,” a source told ANI.

Sources said the Chinese army had occupied the heights near the Finger 4 but the Indian Army has now occupied the heights which overlook the Chinese positions at heights including the Green top.

The Chinese troops have been sitting at Finger 4 since April-May, refusing to disengage from the area and other friction points in eastern Ladakh sector.

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In another development, armies of India and China held interactions at Brigade Commander-level and Commanding Officer-level in eastern Ladakh on Thursday which are aimed at keeping the communication lines open between the two sides.

“Armies of India and China today held interactions at Brigade Commander-level and Commanding Officer-level in Eastern Ladakh. Interactions are aimed at keeping the communication lines open between the two sides,” Indian Army sources said.

India recently outflanked China by taking control of strategic height near Pangong lake’s southern bank. It thwarted an attempt by the Chinese army to transgress into Indian areas near the southern bank of Pangong Tso near Chushul in Ladakh.

India and China have been engaged in a standoff since April-May over the transgressions by the Chinese Army in multiple areas including the Finger area, Galwan Valley, Hot springs, and Kongrung Nala. The situation worsened after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in violent clashes with Chinese troops in Galwan valley in June.

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