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China building helipad in Pangong Tso, massing troops

Jun 27, 2020 10:58 IST

Amid ongoing tensions with India along the LAC in Ladakh, Chinese army has started consolidating its positions in the Pangong Tso area. The Indian Express hs reported that Chinese are constructing a helipad at Finger 4 and have increased troops presence on the southern banks of Pangong tso. This has led to apprehensions that the Chinese are asserting their claims and conveying their disinclination for restoration of status quo ante in the area. “PLA patrols are now regularly making small forays down the ridge of Finger 3 towards the bank of the lake and then returning to the ridge. They are essentially asking us to move back to Finger 2,” the report added quoting an official.