Chinese PLA intrusions in Ladakh have blocked Indian Army's access to over 60 sq km of territory that India has patrolled for decades. Echoing Kargil 1999, Chinese intruders now overlook India's newly-built road to Daulat Beg Oldi, can cut it off at will.t.co/E08SDrLbWy
— Ajai Shukla (@ajaishukla) June 1, 2020
In what the Army is recognising as a repeat of Pakistan’s 1999 Kargil intrusions, but this time by China in eastern Ladakh, troops of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continue consolidating their defences in the Galwan River and Pangong Lake areas, up to three kilometres (km) inside territory that the Indian Army has patrolled and claimed for decades.
Just as the Kargil intrusions allowed Pakistani troops to dominate the Srinagar-Zojila-Kargil-Leh highway and threatened to cut off Ladakh from the north; the Chinese intrusion into the Galwan River valley allows PLA …