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PLA aggression in Pangong resumes, Indian Special Forces launch a counter

Sources say Indian soldiers from nearby Thakung post intervened, to try and prevent PLA from building defences. Physical clashes followed, but no reports of firing or casualties on either side

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“A brigade commander-level flag meeting is in progress in Chushul to resolve the issues,” Army statement said.

Ajai Shukla
The failure of three months of military and diplomatic dialogue in persuading Beijing to withdraw its troops from Eastern Ladakh was underlined on Sunday when hundreds of soldiers of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) crossed into the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) south of Pangong Tso lake, occupied a mountain called Helmet Top and began building fortifications.

Credible government sources say Indian soldiers from the nearby Thakung post intervened, to try and prevent the PLA from building defences. Physical clashes followed, though there are no reports of firing or casualties on either side.

Sources say, the

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First Published: Aug 31 2020 | 6:05 PM IST

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