New Delhi: Days after the Indian Army foiled an attempt by the PLA troops to intrude into the Indian territory at Pangong Tso in Ladakh, the incident confirmed by the India External Affairs Ministry and denied by the Chinese, a video showing the incident appeared on Facebook wall of on a retired officers of the Indian Army.
As the Video went viral and certain TV channels started air it, the entire clip disappeared and the link of the video were broken.
To a question about the skirmish in Ladakh, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has confirmed the incident, without going into details of it. He denied that it has something to do with the face-off going in Doklam Area between Indian and Chinese troops near the tri-junction of India,China and Bhutan in Sikkim Sector.
The incident at Pangong Tso was being interpreted as serious in the backdrop of the Doklam military standoff which is going on for the past two months.
The Chinese denied having any information on the face-off at Pangong.
The video of the incident, which was posted by a retired Indian Army officer, shown dozens of soldiers from the both sides involved in physical pushing and jostling at the bank of the lake, two-third part of which is under the Chinese control and rest in the Indian territory.
As the video started playing on news channels, sources in the Indian army refuse to confirm or deny about the veracity of it, saying, “currently we have no confirmation on fthe authenticity of the video”.
Later, the video disappeared from the Facebook wall and the link got broken. When clicked on the link, it said-“the page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable.”
The incident at Pangong was seen as an escalation on part of China, which is increasing showing sign of frustration after the Indian Army successfully prevented its attempt to build a road in the Bhutanese territory and despite the threatening of war, Indian troops refused to back off.