Situation along LAC tense but under control

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2014 00:43 IST

The situation along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh remained tense but under control, a government official said on Sunday.

The military standoff involving India and China in Chumar area entered its 11th day, with soldiers from both armies refusing to back off from the positions held by them. More than 1,000 Indian and Chinese soldiers are involved in the border faceoff.

The soldiers have pitched tents at their respective locations to beat sub-zero temperatures.

“The temperature along the LAC is not rising but both armies are staying put. We are working through diplomatic channels to end the stalemate,” he said.

Two flag meetings between Indian and Chinese commanders last week failed to end the border impasse. The Indian Army, which is prepared for a long haul, is in no mood to make a third attempt anytime soon to defuse the crisis.

Chumar has been a flashpoint in the border feud with China, with the neighbouring army frequently violating the LAC despite New Delhi and Beijing inking a new pact in October last year to ensure peace and stability along the disputed border.

Indian and Chinese civilians have also locked horns at Charding-Ninglung Nullah track junction in Demchok, further east of Chumar.

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