A 70-km long patch of desolate snow desert south of Pangong Tso has emerged as the latest flash-point between the Asian giants, with some 3,000 Indian troops strung along strategic ridges and hilltops, the first Indian official said.
On Monday, the Indian military said Chinese troops fired in the air after attempting to close in on a forward Indian position.
"The focus was to bring down the temperatures", said a source.
The troops from two sides are just a short distance from each other.
Jaishankar and Wang earlier spoke on the phone on June 17, two days after the deadly clashes in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in which 20 Indian Army personnel were killed.
This came in wake of the skirmish close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
One of the most critical heights the Indian Army is manning is the Rechin La, which the Chinese are protesting.
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In a tweet, Dr. Jaishankar said, the meeting was fruitful and discussed issues of bilateral and regional interest. Excellent talks that reflect our Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership.
Ahead of the talks between External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated that India is committed to resolving border situation with China through peaceful negotiations. "Value our exchanges on the global situation".
Indian troops have created "wire obstacles" near their positions on the heights, the officer said, and "we have told them that these are red lines".
They said additional reinforcements have been made in hilltops and strategic locations around Pangong lake to keep a hawk-eye vigil on Chinese-held position of Finger 4.
The Chinese, he said, have been trying to "dislodge" Indian troops from their new positions at multiple locations, nearly daily.
Indian and Chinese troops were facing off on Wednesday, barely a few hundred metres apart, in a remote Himalayan region where shots were fired for the first time in decades, Indian officials said.
The mountainous spurs in the area are referred to as Finger.
According to sources, Chinese soldiers tried to move past Finger 4 in Eastern Ladakh on two motorboats on Tuesday at around 5 pm.