NEW DELHI: The Chinese army fired a barrage of “warning shots” in the air at the North Bank of Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh last week to “intimidate” the Indian troops ahead of the talks between foreign ministers of the two countries in Moscow, official sources said on Wednesday.
The incident took place on the ridgeline of Finger 4 where the Indian Army has been significantly increasing its deployment after occupying several strategic peaks on the southern bank of the lake, they said.
The sources said a sizeable number of troops from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army(PLA) aggressively approached towards an Indian position but they returned sometime later as alert Indian Army personnel held on to their ground with firmness.
While going back, the Chinese troops fired 100-200 rounds of warning shots primarily to intimidate the Indian Army personnel, they added. (AGENCIES)