The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) opened fire on Indian positions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on four occasions between 29 August and 8 September.
First shots fired at LAC Ladakh during this standoff were actually on Pangong south bank on Aug 29 & 31, followed by ð¨ð³ fire on Sep 7 & fire exchange on north bank on Sep 8. All times initiated by PLA as Indian Army âreadjustedâ positions at heights. Full story on @IndiaToday— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) September 16, 2020
As per defense journalist Shiv Aroor, the first shots were fired by China at the south bank of Pangong Tso lake on 29 and 31 August. This was followed by a similar Chinese action on 7 and 8 September. An exchange of fire also took place on 8 September between the two armies.
On all occasions the firing (the first time during the current LAC conflict) was initiated by China to try prevent the Indian Army from 'readjusting' its positions along the LAC.
As per an Indian Express report, 100 to 200 shots were fired in the air by both sides on the North Bank along the ridgeline where Finger 3 and Finger 4 in the first week of September when India was 'readjusting' its positions on the North Bank.
It adds that China had continuously attempted to dislodge Indian troops from the heights the latter occupied during its 29-30 August operation.
As reported earlier, despite the Chinese attempts the Indian Army has been victorious in its pursuits and now dominates the heights overlooking the Chinese camps on both the North and South Bank of Pangong Tso lake.
The Indian Army is also matching China man-to-man after reports emerged of the PLA mobilising 50,000 troops near the LAC.
An appeal from Swarajya
At Swarajya, we rely on our readers' support through subscriptions to sustain our media platform. Unlike larger conglomerates, we are unable to relentlessly chase advertising money — our model is largely built on your patronage.
Your support has never been more crucial. We work tirelessly to deliver 10-15 high-quality articles daily, ensuring you receive insightful content from 7 AM to 10 PM.
If you believe India's story has to be articulated in a way it has never been done before without shrugging it off, become a patron (or) subscribe now for ₹̶2̶4̶0̶0̶ ₹1999 and get 12 print issues, unlimited digital access for 1 year, a special India that is Bharat T-shirt (Offer ends soon).
We are counting on you!