Provocative Movements By China in Eastern Ladakh, Thwarted By India

In a major flare-up in Ladakh, Chinese troops “carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo” but Indian soldiers preempted this activity and thwarted them, the government said today.

The incidents took place overnight between August 29 and 30, according to a defence ministry statement.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops “violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements during the ongoing standoff in eastern Ladakh and carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo,” said the statement.