Indian Army Refutes Reports of Chinese Troops Entering Indian Territory and Occupying Positions in Finger 2 and 3 of Pangong Tso Lake in Eastern Ladakh
The Indian Army on Friday refuted claims made by a media report claiming that the Chinese troops have further transgressed into Indian territory in several areas of eastern Ladakh. According to a report by The Hindu, troops of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) entered into the Indian territory and occupied positions in Finger 2 and 3 of north bank of Pangong Tso lake, which is in eastern Ladakh. The report quoted former BJP Member of Parliament Thupstan Chhewang, who represented Ladakh, making the claims.
The report further informs that Chhewang received information from locals in Ladakh living in forward areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that Indian soldiers were living in tents and it was not adequate for them in sub-zero conditions. However, the Indian Army refuted claims made in a report by The Hindu and termed it as ‘fake news’. A fact check by PIB stated that the news of Chinese troops entering Ladakh is false and misleading. ‘China Has no Locus Standi to Comment on India’s Internal Matter’, MEA Hits Back at Beijing For Calling Ladakh’s UT Status Illegal.
Here’s the tweet by PIB:
.@the_hindu citing a claim, has published that Chinese troops have further transgressed into Indian territory and occupied positions in Finger 2 and 3 of the north bank of #PangongTso Lake.#PIBFactCheck: It is a #Fake news. @adgpi has refuted this statement. pic.twitter.com/PvNjUQRCt4
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) October 30, 2020