Watch video of India-China clash at Ladakh
The clash between Indian and Chinese troops at Ladakh was caught on camera. The video shows the clash between the two forces. China had attempted two incursions at Ladakh last week and were resisted by the Indian forces.
The attempts were made along the banks of famous Pangong lake in Ladakh. The Chinese resorted to stone pelting that caused minor injuries to people on both sides, officials said.
Sources say that there was a scuffle between both sides. The Chinese resorted to stone pelting when the Indian side blocked two attempts made by the People's Liberation Army.
The Chinese tried to enter Indian territory at the Finger-4 and Finger-5 areas early on Tuesday morning. The two attempts were made at 6 am and 9 am.
The Indian soldiers formed a human chain while blocking the Chinese. The Chinese then began pelting stones at the Indian side. The Indian side then retaliated following which the Chinese were chased away from the area.
Personnel from both sides received minor injuries and the situation was brought under control after the customary banner drill under which both sides hold banners before stepping back to their respective positions.
Chinese troops had managed to enter upto Finger Four area in the region from where they were sent back. This area has been a bone of contention between India and China as both claim it to be a part of their territory.
The situation along the banks of the lake has always remained volatile with Chinese troops being intercepted by Indian Army patrol several times after the three-week long stand-off in the Depsang plains of Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) in May 2013.
When the Indian side staked claim to the area during negotiations in late 1990s, the Chinese army constructed a metal-top road and insisted it was part of Aksai Chin, which is under the latter's control, officials said.
China had constructed a road up to Finger Four which falls under Siri Jap area and is five km deep into the LAC.
Earlier, the Chinese patrols used to come frequently from the northern and southern banks of this lake, whose 45 km stretch is on the Indian side while 90 km is on the Chinese side.
Indian forces are now armed with high-speed interceptor boats, bought from the US, which can accommodate nearly 15 soldiers and are equipped with radars, infra-red and GPS systems. These boats are said to be as good as Chinese vessels and are used to conduct reconnaissance and area domination patrols.