Army Chief begins two-day go to to Ladakh amid India-China tensions

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 3

Army chief General MM Naravane on Thursday reached Leh as a part of a two-day go to to evaluation the operational preparedness within the Ladakh area. 

The go to comes within the backdrop of the recent skirmishes between Indian and Chinese troopers at Pangong Lake in jap Ladakh.

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane will perform a complete evaluation of the safety state of affairs within the area given China’s recent makes an attempt to alter established order alongside the southern financial institution of Pangong lake, official sources mentioned.

Gen Naravane will likely be briefed concerning the evolving state of affairs by prime Army commanders overseeing the deployment of troops in addition to India’s fight readiness within the area, they mentioned.

“The Chief of Army Staff is on a two-day visit to Leh to review operational preparedness in Ladakh region,” mentioned a supply.

Tension escalated within the Pangong lake space after China unsuccessfully tried to occupy sure areas within the southern financial institution of Pangong lake following which India rushed in further troops and weapons to the delicate area.

On Monday, the Indian Army mentioned the Chinese navy carried out “provocative military movements” to “unilaterally” change the established order on the southern financial institution of Pangong Lake on the intervening night time of August 29 and 30 however the try was thwarted by the Indian troops.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Tuesday mentioned the Chinese People’s Liberation Army(PLA) was engaged in “provocative action” once more a day earlier when the bottom commanders of the 2 sides had been holding talks to ease the state of affairs.

Following the makes an attempt, the Indian Army strengthened its presence in not less than three strategic heights within the southern financial institution of Pangong lake.

Some “readjustments” within the deployment of troops had been additionally carried out on the northern financial institution of the Pangong Lake on the Indian facet of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as a part of precautionary measures, the sources mentioned. –with PTI 

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