India-China face off continues in Ladakh, Army ready for long haulIndia-China face off continues in Ladakh, Army ready for long haulPage Visited: 22
The Indian Army appears heading for a long haul as tense standoff with China along the LAC in eastern Ladakh shows no signs of abating. There has also been no breakthrough even after multiple rounds of military talks.
The Chinese side strengthened its presence in the Galwan Valley, erecting around 100 tents. The Indian side conveyed its strong objection to China pitching tents. (File photo: PTI)
With the India-China face-off continuing at multiple locations in Ladakh and no breakthrough in talks between military commanders of the two sides, the Indian Army is ready for a long haul of confrontation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Both India and China have enhanced troop deployment with more than 1,000 soldiers from each side as tense standoff continues.
Satellite imagery shows Chinese tents and heavy machinery bang on the LAC. There have also been reports of Chinese trying to make forays into the Indian side. They have, however, been stopped by Indian troops.
The Indian Army responded by enhancing deployment and defences to the massive troop build up by China on their side.
Areas across the Galwan Valley and the Pangong Lake continue to be hotspots where standoff continues with no signs of de-escalation after disengagement first took place on May 5 after troops came to blows and were involved in a face-off till the morning of May 6.
The Chinese also enhanced patrolling in Pangong Lake and increased the numbers of boats deployed. The Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh is disputed and has often been a flashpoint.
A close watch is being maintained by India in these sectors where the Chinese have enhanced deployment, sources said.
The army has, meanwhile, maintained that there is no continuing faceoff at the Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh and there is no build up of armed troops in the region.
The face-offs were triggered after Chinese objected to an Indian road construction and development of infrastructure.
Other than Pangong Tso, the other flashpoints in wake of the recent escalation include Trig Heights, Demchok and Chumar in Ladakh which forms western sector of the India-China frontier
There are many other vulnerable spots in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim that fall in the eastern sector.