New Delhi,: Apparently stealing a leaf from Srinagar streets, the Indian and Chinese armies have resorted to stone pelting on each other. Interestingly, it was reported in Ladakh frontiers, also part of the J&K state.Reports appearing in media suggest that the Red Army contingents attempted entering into two parts of J&K in Western Ladakh. As the Indian army resisted, scuffles broke out. Later when retreating Chinese soldiers hurled stones on them, the Indian army soldiers retaliated.
“The confrontation between the rival soldiers took place on the north bank of the Pangong Tso (Tso means lake) in eastern Ladakh, two-thirds of which is controlled by China as it extends from Tibet to India, early on Tuesday morning,” Times of Indiareported. “There was a scuffle between the two sides, which included some stone-pelting as well, after Indian soldiers blocked two attempts by People’s Liberation Army troops to enter Indian territory at the Finger-4 and Finger-5 areas early in the morning.”
The report further added: “Personnel from both sides received some injuries in the stone-pelting. The rival troops later pulled back from the confrontation site after banner drills to defuse the situation.” The report, however, said the army refused to confirm the incident.
Tuesday standoff last 30 minutes, according to reports.