For more than a year, tensions have been going on between India and China over eastern Ladakh. Now Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane has made an important statement regarding the situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Expressing concern about China’s deployment of troops and infrastructure development in the Eastern Ladakh region, he has also said that the Indian Army is ready to give a befitting reply to China’s antics.
According to a leading daily report, MM Naravane has expressed concern about China’s infrastructure development in the Eastern Ladakh region. He said that the way China is increasing the deployment of its army in the Eastern Ladakh region is definitely a matter of concern, but our army is also fully prepared to give a befitting reply to China.MM Naravane further said that if the Chinese Army maintains deployment even during winter, there may be a LOC-like situation (Line of Control), though it will not be like the active LOC as it is on the Western Front with Pakistan. He further explained that if the Chinese Army continues its deployment, the Indian Army will also maintain its presence on its side.
The Army Chief further said that Indian and Chinese armies have been at a standoff for almost 17 months in several areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, though the two sides parted ways this year over talks. This year after long talks between the two countries, Chinese and Indian troops were withdrawn from Pangong Lake.