It has been exactly 100 days since the Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a physical clash on the north bank of Pangong Tso. Nothing has changed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, despite marathon talks between the military commanders, and at diplomatic talks. “From the beginning, China insisted on dialogue at a higher diplomatic and political level. Five rounds of negotiations at the level of Corps Commander have not succeeded in restoring the status quo ante,” experts opine. As an update, sources have confirmed to Financial Express Online, instead of any improvement, troops, heavy artillery guns, tanks, missiles, drones, fighter aircraft, helicopters as well as rocket launchers have been deployed by both sides.
Following the May 5-6 clash, in the same month there was another physical clash which took place at the north bank of Pangong Tso, followed by the third clash in June which was deadly. And, there were loss of men on both sides, while the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had lost an unspecified number of men; the Indian Army had lost 20 soldiers.