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India-China Standoff: Chinese People’s Liberation Army Pitch 4 Tents In Ladakh's ‘Buffer Zone’, Says Councillor

According to the councillor of Ladakh's Chushul, Mr. Konchok Stanzin, the villagers informed him that three tents pitched by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army were removed from the buffer zone following an objection from the Indian Army while the fourth one was in the process of being removed. 

Chushul councillor Konchok Stanzin.
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In a latest development in connection with the India-China standoff, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) pitched four tents in a “buffer zone” in eastern Ladakh’s Chushul two days ago, according to Chushul councillor Konchok Stanzin.

Mr. Stanzin said that “PLA pitched four tents just below Table Top mountain in Chushul two days back. The area falls under a buffer zone. Then how did those tents come up? It is a complete violation of the disengagement agreement. Isn’t it a matter of concern?”

It has been reported that the villagers informed the councillor that three tents were removed following an objection from the Indian Army while the fourth one was in the process of being removed. 

As per media reports, the incident occurred in the Table Top area of Gurung Hills in eastern Ladakh.

The buffer zones were created in five areas including Galwan, north and south bank of Pangong Tso, PP-17 A and most recent-PP 15 after several rounds of talks between the two armies following the June 15, 2020 incident in Galwan where 20 Indian soldiers were killed in violent clashes with the Chinese PLA.

The buffer zones are the areas that were regularly patrolled by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Army before April 2020 when China started amassing troops close to the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.

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