Ajit Doval reviews situation at India-China border

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Tuesday reviewed the situation at the India-China border.

According to sources, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to call a high-level meeting to discuss the situation.

This comes after the Indian Army thwarted an attempt by the Chinese PLA to change the status quo on the Southern Bank of Pangong Tso Lake in Eastern Ladakh on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

According to an official release by the Indian Army, “On the Night of 29/30 August 2020, 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. Indian troops pre-empted this PLA activity on the Southern Bank of Pangong Tso Lake, undertook measures to strengthen our positions and thwart Chinese intentions to unilaterally change facts on ground. The Indian Army is committed to maintaining peace and tranquility through dialogue, but is also equally determined to protect its territorial integrity.”

Meanwhile, a Brigade Commander level Flag Meeting of the Indian Army and Chinese PLA is in progress at Chushul to resolve the issues.