Indo – China Tensions Raises Once Again; Srinagar – Leh Highway Closed, Phone Networks Suspended

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Indo – China Tensions Raises Once Again; Srinagar – Leh Highway Closed, Phone Networks Suspended
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For the last three to four months, the heated clashes between both the nations – India and China have resulted in war-like situations now. After months of hassle and discussions, earlier in August, the circumstances looked better but has again left everyone in worry. 

In regard to this, the Srinagar-Leh highway was closed for civilian movement on Monday. Later in the evening, the civilian traffic was resumed again to facilitate those who were stranded in areas like- Ganderbal, Sonamarg, and in and around Srinagar to reach their homes or other destinations. 

According to officials, an Indian Army convoy consisting of more than 300 vehicles was passing through the highway on Sonamarg, a hill station located in Kashmir that connects Kashmir and Kargil. 

During this, the mobile networks were suspended throughout eastern Ladakh since Sunday afternoon. A heavy movement of the troops was first reported around Leh towards Galwan Valley, Chushul and Pangong Tso. These are the major hotspots in the regions where the armies of both nations often face heated clashes. 

On this, a resident from Durbuk, Eastern Ladakh said- “The situation is not normal on the border. We are hearing that clashes have been going on around Black Top mountain in Gurung Hali of Chushul area for some days now. We hear that our troops have been injured,” Source: Economic Times.

The Chinese army captured these areas during the war of 1962, and since then, these spots have become the hotshots of the Chinese army. 

Further, the localite said- “Locals in the villages near Pangong Tso inform that the Chinese troops have come up to Finger two area and provoked the Indian Army,” Source: Economic Times. 

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Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/multimedia/defence/civilian-traffic-phone-network-suspended/articleshow/77859970.cms