Video Shows Clashes Of Indian, Chinese Soldiers At Ladakh

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The video shows soldiers pelting stones at each other and getting involved in fisticuffs by the bank of a lake.

Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly but without any exchange of fire in a disputed area of the Himalayas, officials said today, exacerbating tensions amid the stand-off between the two armies at Doklam that has lasted over two months now.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will reportedly pay a three-day visit to Ladakh beginning Sunday during which he will take stock of the security preparedness along the border with China besides discussing key operational matters with top commanders, official sources said on Sunday.

Amidst a standoff with China in the Doka la sector, fresh visuals have emerged showing evidence of a major skirmish between Indian and Chinese forces at Ladakh. Sources added that the trip was being seen as part of PM Narendra Modi's focus on J&K.Interestingly, Modi also visited the state at the start of his term in 2014.

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India on Friday confirmed that a scuffle did take place between Indian and Chinese troops near Pangong Lake on the Ladakh border.

The alleged video rejects the claims of the Chinese Army that its troops did not cross the border and clashed with the Indo Tibetan Border Police.

"We will continue to engage with China to find a mutually acceptable solution", MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. "Such incidents do not contribute to peace and tranquillity at the border and are not in the interest of either side".

"As we have said, peace and tranquility in border areas is an important prerequisite for smooth development of bilateral relations". China had constructed a road up to Finger Four which falls under Siri Jap area, and is five km inside the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Two-thirds of the Pangong Lake is controlled by China while one-third of it is controlled by India, which further complicates the situation.

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