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India-China face-off: Srinagar-Leh highway closed for civilians

Kashmir Army convoy moves towards Ladakh on Srinagar Leh national highway at Gagangeer Umar Ganie 6 scaled
File photo: KM/Umar Ganie


Srinagar: Srinagar-Leh highway has been closed for the civilians in view of the fresh “provocative” military movements by the Chinese troops, India Today reported.

The Srinagar-Leh highway has been closed for the civilians with immediate effect. The road will remain open only for the defence forces and vehicles.

 

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers have made fresh ‘provocative military movements’ on the southern bank of Pangong Tso on 29-30 August, the Indian army said in a statement on Monday, accusing soldiers across the Line of Actual Control of trying to alter the status quo.

The statement said Indian troops had been able to pre-empt the PLA from trying to change the facts on the ground.

A Brigade Commander level Flag Meeting is in progress at Chushul to resolve the issues.