Army Chief Naravane asks troops in Ladakh to take care of excessive order of operational preparedness

Arun Joshi
Tribune News Service

Jammu, September 4

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Friday mentioned in Ladakh that the scenario alongside the LAC was “slightly tense” and urged all of the ranks to stay vigilant and preserve a excessive order of “operational readiness”.

This was a message that the troops must be able to foil any try by the Chinese to change the LAC, as they’d executed earlier than too.

India had foiled the Chinese intrusions and mischief to vary the LAC at Galwan Valley and on the southern financial institution of Pangong Tso.

Gen Naravane throughout his two-day go to that concluded at present visited the high-altitude frontline positions in Ladakh, the place he interacted with commanders and troops to have a “first-hand assessment of the situation”, in response to a spokesman of the Army who launched particulars of the military chief’s go to of Ladakh on Friday night.

The military chief ‘s visit had come in the wake of Chinese troops’ makes an attempt of incursion on the south financial institution of Pangong Tso (lake) on the intervening night time of August 29/30.

The Indian Army has made precautionary deployments for enhancing its capability on the LAC conserving in view the persevering with build-up by Chinese on the LAC.

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Gen Naravane additionally held a briefing session with Lt Gen YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command and Lt General Harinder Singh, GOC, Fire and Fury Corps on the state of operational preparedness and on the logistics preparations for sustenance of forces in winters.

Gen Naravane mentioned that the troopers on the borderline have been effervescent with excessive morale and “they are ready to deal with any situation that may arise”.

This reiteration was conserving in along with his earlier statements, and that of the assertions made by the Chief of Defence Services Gen. Bipin Rawat on Thursday that the armed forces have been able to coping with “two-front situation, alluding to China-Pakistan nexus and the anticipation that the duo may open fronts against India from their respective side”. China shares LAC with India, whereas Pakistan has worldwide border and Line of Control with India.

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