The Indian Army has denied reports that suggested that a border patrolling party was detained by Chinese soldiers in the Eastern Ladakh sector.
"This is not true," Army sources said when asked about the reports.
The report about the detainment of Indian Army soldiers comes at a time when both the countries are engaged in a stand-off situation on three main points in Eastern Ladakh around the Galwan Nala area.
Indian and Chinese field commanders have been holding talks on de-escalating the tensions; however, the meeting has not yielded any results so far.
The Chinese military rapidly increasing its troops along the LAC
The Chinese military is rapidly increasing its troops in areas around Pangong Tso lake and Galwan Valley along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, sending a strong and clear signal to India that it is not ready to end its confrontation with the Indian Army anytime soon.
As per the reports, the Chinese side has reinforced its position in the Galwan Valley by erecting around 100 tents in the last two weeks apart from bringing in heavy equipment for construction of bunkers, despite stiff protest by Indian troops.
There have been reports of multiple incidents of transgressions by Chinese troops in several areas in Eastern Ladakh in the last one week, and soldiers from the two sides were involved in scuffles on at least two occasions, PTI quoted authoritative sources as saying.
India in advantageous position in certain sensitive areas in the region
It has also been learnt that the Chinese army is forcefully stopping the movement of Indian troops when they are carrying out patrolling in Pangong Tso lake area.
Amid escalating tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane visited the headquarters of 14 Corps in Leh on Friday and reviewed the overall security scenario in the region including in the disputed areas along the LAC along with the top commanders
In response to the Chinese buildup, the Indian Army has been strengthening its position in both Pangong Tso lake and Galwan Valley and is said to be in a much advantageous position in certain sensitive areas in the region.
The Indian troops are also resorting to "aggressive patrolling" in several sensitive areas including Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi.