Indian authorities announced on Wednesday, September 2, that additional security forces have been deployed to the eastern Ladakh region following renewed tensions and clashes with Chinese military forces. The renewed clashes have occurred along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Local reports indicate that the clashes occurred on the evening of August 29 - 31 in the Chushul and Pangong Tso areas of the Ladakh and Aksai chin regions.
China has administered Aksai Chin, including the Galwan Valley, since the conclusion of the Sino-Indian war of 1962. The Indian government disputes China's control of the area; although the Chinese and Indian governments agreed in 2005 to a resolution of the border dispute, no further progress has been made on the demarcation of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). India's recent construction of infrastructure near the LAC has acted as a point of contention between the two sides.
Those in Ladakh are advised to monitor developments, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.
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