Over the last few days, the Indian Army has taken multiple steps towards improving its strategic and tactical position in eastern Ladakh, particularly in the Pangong Lake area and the Chushul sector.
Much of this began on the intervening night of 29 August and 30 August, when the Indian Army and commandos from the Special Frontier Force captured heights overlooking Chinese positions south of the Pangong Lake.
China has been visibly irritated by these developments and its inability to push the Indian Army back from the tactically advantageous positions it has taken.
Here are five such moves that seem to be rattling China no end.
One, the Indian Army has managed to reach dominating heights on the ridgeline of Finger 4 on the northern bank of Pangong Lake.
In early May, China had occupied an area between Finger 4 and Finger 8 on the north bank of the lake, and had taken position on the Finger 4 ridgeline. Before May, the area between Finger 4 and Finger 8 was claimed and patrolled by both sides.Read more…