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China says 'compelled to take measures' after Indian Army rejects cross-border fire allegations

DNA Tuesday, 8 September 2020 ()
China still maintains that the Indian Army troops had illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and entered the south bank of Pangong Tso Lake in eastern Ladakh on September 7. This statement by the Chinese foreign ministry even comes hours after the Indian Army categorically rejected the allegations of cross-border...
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A funeral with mass public participation was held in Ladakh for a martyred Tibetan soldier. Company Leader Nyima Tenzin, of the Special Frontier Force, was killed in a landmine explosion during an operation at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, on August 29-30. The army truck carrying his mortal...

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