Indian and Chinese troops locked into another clash along their contested Himalayan border on Saturday night, after more than two and half months of a clash that claimed lives of 20 Indian soldiers in the region.
The number of casualties or captured is not yet clear, and while there's a high-level military meeting in progress to resolve the tensions, India's military is fully deployed along the disputed border.
India Army claimed its troops clashed with Chinese solders along their contested Himalayan border after the People's Liberation Army violated diplomatic and military agreements on the undemarcated area, NDTV reports.
Chinese troops "carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo" near Pangong Tso lake on Saturday night but they were blocked by Indian soldiers, India's Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday.
The latest skirmish between the two sides, who have engaged in a border stand-off since May, took place along the Southern bank of the Pangong Tso -- a glacial lake at 14,000 feet -- along the 3,488 kilometer (2,162 mile) Line of Actual Control. Both India and China have moved thousands of troops, tanks, artillery guns and fighter jets close to the border.
Chinese border troops "never cross the line of actual control", the Chinese foreign ministry said, as fresh conflict reignited between Chinese and Indian troops at the border of both countries.
Both sides are in communication regarding the situation on the ground, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a news briefing on Monday.
India and China's worst dispute in four decades culminated in the death of 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers in an ugly battle on June 15.
Since then tensions have continued to simmer, with India revealing in late July it was positioning an additional 35,000 troops along the border as the possibility of an early resolution to the deadly tensions between the two neighbors faded.