NEW DELHI: With fool-proof planning and execution, the Indian Army managed to occupy the southern bank of the Pangong Tso lake despite the use of surveillance equipment and cameras from the Chinese side.
Speaking under the condition of anonymity, sources said that the Chinese have set up equipment and cameras to check on Indian forward bases. However, the Indian Army has managed to retain what is truly Indian territory.
In fact, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has set up such equipment all across the Line of Actual Control (LAC). It is assumed that the motive behind this is to track Indian activities across the international border and to claim territory that is rightfully ours.
The Indian Army has confiscated and removed the equipment whenever found inside Indian territory, sources said.
Meanwhile, the Chinese are claiming that the southern bank of the Pangong Tso and the nearby Spangur Gap is its territory for which it has deployed armoured regiments.
The sources say the Army prepared well and deployed the Sikh Light Infantry when needed. One jawan had lost his life when he stepped on a land-mine while patrolling the area. For added security, the Indian Army has deployed armoured regiments and different types of tanks from the plains to thwart any untoward incident in the area.
The Indian Army had earlier thwarted the Chinese plan to occupy strategic Indian territory on the intervening night of August 29-30.