China Opened Fire At LAC 4 Times in 11 Days As Indian Army 'Readjusted' Its Positions Along Strategic Heights

China Opened Fire At LAC 4 Times in 11 Days As Indian Army 'Readjusted' Its Positions Along Strategic HeightsIndian soldiers and Chinese soldiers (Representative Image) (Sumeet Inder Singh/The India Today Group/Getty Images) 

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.

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.