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500 metres distance separates Indian and Chinese soldiers in Finger area of Pongong Tso
both sides locked in eyeball to eyeball situations

Leh(Ladakh), June 28, (Scoop News)-Sitting about 500 metres away from each other, the two hostile armies of India and China have hardened their positions along the Line of Actual Control (LoAC) in Pongong Tso area in eastern Ladakh, informed sources said.

They said the positions of Indian army and Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) are separated by about 500 metres from each other in Pongong Tso where the situation is precarious in the Finger area particularly between Finger 4 and Finger 8.

They are locked in eyeball to eyeball situation in the Finger area which India considers its perception of the LoAC to end at Finger 8

The distance between two fingers is about 10 km and both sides would till recent weeks being patrolled by both sides, the sources said adding the PLA had, however, arbitrarily stopped Indian soldiers from patrolling the area.

The PLA has also fortified its position in Despang plains and deployed 10 mechanised and armoured regiments over 15 positions of artillery guns in the rear areas.

The eight mountain spurs of Chang Chenmo range, a part of Ladakh range of mountains, culminate at the north bank of the 135 km long high altitude lake. Each spur denotes a finger and distance between each finger or ridgeline is about 2.5 km.

The sources said on May 5/ 6, the PLA clashed with Indian troops and removed some of the structures built by the Indian army. PLA has been restive about the presence of Indian army patrols and would occasionally result in standoffs particularly in friction areas.

Meanwhile, the sources said that there has been noticeable thinning of presence of PLA personnel at some of the three friction areas during past few days. However, no structures had been dismantled or removed by them.

They said, the demolition of the structures was not part of the original agreement arrived at during June 22 consensus at Corps Commander level talks, which included that there will be no patrolling movement of the soldiers and vehicles or any fresh construction activity by both sides in Hot Spring, Galwan Valley and the Finger area near Pongong Tso along the de facto border in eastern Ladakh, till they meet again next time.

On June 15, 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in Galwan Valley after violent clashes between Indian army and PLA.

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