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    (File) In this May 5, 2013 file photo, Chinese troop hold a banner which reads, You've crossed the border, please go back, in Ladakh, India

    Spillover Effect: Indian, Chinese Forces Pelt Stones at Each Other in Ladakh

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    The relationship between the two is already tense with both refusing to backtrack from their respective positions at Doklam plateau.

    New Delhi (Sputnik)- A minor skirmish was reported between Indian and Chinese troops at Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control — the de-facto border. According to reports, the skirmish did not involve the use of arms and ammunitions but heavy stone pelting was carried out by both sides.

    Indian media alleged that the skirmish ensued after personnel of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) entered the Indian Territory and that the Indian forces had to resort to stone pelting chase them off.The Incident reportedly took place at Pangong Lake, two third of which is controlled by China and the rest comes under India's dominion.

    ​"PLA soldiers tried to enter the Indian side in two areas — Finger Four and Finger Five — twice on Tuesday morning. Personnel from both sides received some injuries in stone-pelting. The rival troops pulled back from the confrontation site after banner drills to defuse the situation," read a report published by the Times of India.

    The Indian Army refused to comment on the incident. Both India and China have reinforced their military strength at the border considering the protracted standoff at Doklam — an area disputed between China and Bhutan and having a considerable presence of Indian forces given its strategic location as a tri-junction.


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