India-China Stand-off: Live bomb found in Ladakh village

Villagers in Ladakh raised the alarm after dozens of bombs were found strewn across grasslands in an area bordering China. The live bombs were found in Ladakh villages amid the skirmish between Chinese and Indian soldiers in Tawang, Arunachal.

According to ‘The Telegraph’, dozens of live bombs have been found in Indian border villages with China in Ladakh. These bombs were scattered on the grass scattered here. After receiving information about the bomb, the Indian Army Bomb Disposal Squad defused it during an operation on Friday night.

Live bomb found in Ladakh

The Indian Army Fire and Fury Corps present in Ladakh were informed via social media on Wednesday night about an unexploded bomb (UXO) in Saga village in the region. from the eastern tip of Ladakh.

An army spokesperson said that, as soon as the bomb was reported, their sapper artillery experts arrived in Saga and acted quickly and neutralized ‘Quantity 65 Vitech Rusted UXO’.

It has been said in the Indian Army tweet that the bomb disposal experts had left for this operation from Leh on the same night. As soon as he got there, he destroyed the bombs scattered over a mile. It took six hours for this entire operation.

In a video posted on social media, a villager is seen saying that there are live bombs scattered over a large area on the village’s grass.

According to the news, the village where these bombs were found is in the Changtang border area. There has been a confrontation between Indian and Chinese soldiers here before.

Panic among people

Several opposition councillors in Ladakh, under the leadership of Saspol councillor Dorje Narbu, had written a letter to Lieutenant Governor AK Mathur demanding action on the matter after receiving information about these bombs.

Narbu told The Telegraph: “A video was going viral on social media showing bombs scattered in the area. It was meant to create panic among the people. After this, we received information that such an incident has not happened even once. Before this we have been receiving bombs. Cattle have been injured because of this.

He said: “I don’t know if these bombs are new or old. But they are still a danger to people and livestock. This is why we raised this question at yesterday’s press conference. After this, the army teams came there and destroyed them.

However, the local BJP councillor, Ishe Speelzang, did not pay much attention to the incident. He said these bombs are from the days of the 1962 Sino-Indian war.

He said: “It seems that these bombs must have arisen due to the wind blowing away the topsoil. I spoke to MP JT Namgyal and the district administration. After this, the army unit came there and destroyed these bombs.

China built a cable car near India-Bhutan-China border

Citing defence sources, ‘The Hindu‘ has said that this cable car has been built near the area where the borders between India, Bhutan and China meet. Recently some anchor points of this cable car have been seen.

The newspaper quoted defence sources as saying China is committed to strengthening infrastructure along with increasing troop deployment in areas adjacent to the Line of Actual Control.

Citing defence sources, ‘The Hindu’ has reported that China is building roads and reinforcing other infrastructure throughout the eastern sector.

The newspaper quoted defence sources as saying that in the Yangtze area of Arunachal’s Tawang, where Indian and Chinese soldiers had a fight last week, the Chinese army increased patrolling last year to strengthen its claim here.

The Chinese army noticed that the movement of the Chinese shepherd stopped in this area. Only after this did he take this step.

Defence sources told the newspaper: “Actually, the Indian army is stationed on a height here. The Chinese army is irritated by this height dominated by the Indian army. The Indian army is here in a position where you can see the whole Valley”.

The sources told the newspaper: “The Chinese army patrols here two or three times before and after winter. There are four ways to enter Yangtze and the Chinese army uses only these to come here. Yangtze is 30-35 km to the northeast from Tawang This area is at an altitude of 17 thousand feet.

At Doklam in 2017, Indian and Chinese forces withdrew after coming face to face for 73 days.

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