Chinese Military captured Indian land in Ladakh sector, reveals BJP leader
Chinese troops have captured additional territory in Fingers 2 and 3 of the north bank of Pangong Tso lake in the Ladakh region of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a former BJP parliamentarian has told Indian publication*The Hindu. link*
Thupstan Chhewang, who has represented Ladakh in the past, said the situation at the border was 'critical', with Chinese troops capturing prominent positions.
“Even Hot Springs area they have not fully vacated... this is what we have come to know from locals," he was quoted as saying.
Chhewang said he also received information from locals living along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that Indian soldiers were living in "inadequate tents in sub-zero conditions".
The trouble began early in April when New Delhi says Chinese troops intruded deep into what it claimed was 'India’s side' of the LAC in the Ladakh sector, which adjoins the Tibetan plateau.
Beijing claimed the area to be its territory and blamed Indian road construction activity in the area for 'destabilising the situation'.
So far, there has been no sign of a troop pullback even though winter is approaching, and the area is considered uninhabitable.