(Pooja Pal; Intern Journalist): There is an atmosphere of tension with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Senior military official sources alleged that Chinese soldiers and Indian Army personnel are facing each other at three locations on the LAC. The Indian Army is also vigilant regarding the inflating number of Chinese troops and army commanders are keeping a close watch on the border’s situation. The Indian Army soldiers are holding a front on the LAC just 350 meters in front of the Chinese soldiers.
Sources said that Chinese troops are camping at three places on LAC in eastern Ladakh. Besides, setting up tents there, the Chinese army has installed cameras for observing the Indian army. Indian Army soldiers are also holding a front while maintaining a distance from it.
Indian army strengthened in Ladakh:-
Retired from the army, Brigadier Anil Gupta said that the Indian army has become very strong in Ladakh. Now troops can be taken to the Line of Actual Control via All Weather Road. The IAF’s advance landing ground at Daulat Bagh Oldi has increased the strength of the Indian Army by leaps and bounds. Gupta explained that this is the reason why China is committing more mischief than before. The Indian Army is now fully capable of answering China-type mischief in East Ladakh as well.
Lieutenant General YK Joshi took command
The visit of Army Chief General MM Narwane on Sunday has also encouraged the troops. Northern Command General Officer Commanding in Chief Lt Gen YK Joshi is keeping a close watch on the situation in East Ladakh. Lt Gen Joshi specializes in High Altitude Warfare in Ladakh. Before becoming General Officer Commanding in Chief of the Army’s Northern Command, Ladakh is responsible for the security of Jammu and Kashmir. He was awarded the Vir Chakra for bravery during the Kargil War.
China tests India’s patience for 170 times
China has shown a more aggressive attitude in Ladakh this year than before. According to official figures, China has taken 170 provocative actions in the first four months of the year. Last year, there were 110 such cases in Ladakh throughout the year. However, the Indian Army has also consistently reacted strongly to such actions in border personal meetings to be held in Ladakh. Despite all these exercises, the Chinese army is not deterring the antics. Yesterday, in the report of the agencies, it was said that in the last two weeks, the Chinese army has installed about 100 tents.