A former Bharatiya Janata Party member told the Indian publication Hindus that the Chinese army had occupied more territory on the second and third fingers on the northern shore of Pangong Tso in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
Thupstan Chhewang, who once represented Ladakh, said that the situation on the border was “very critical” and the Chinese army occupied an important position.
“Even Hot Springs area they have not fully vacated… this is what we have come to know from locals,” he was quoted as saying.
Zhewang said that he also received information from locals living along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), stating that Indian soldiers live in “sub-zero tents with insufficient 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 claims the area as its territory and accuses the Indian road construction activities in the area of ”destroying the situation.”
So far, even as winter approaches, there is no sign of withdrawal, and the area is considered uninhabitable.
In October, Indian and Chinese military commanders stated that they had engaged in “active and constructive” discussions about lifting the deadlocked troops on the disputed Himalayan border.
“Both sides agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and arrive at a mutually acceptable solution for disengagement as early as possible,” the two sides said in a joint statement.
However, the actual situation seems to be different.