Not expecting disengagement with China anytime soon: India
New Delhi : Indian Army has said that China is continuing with troop build-up along LAC, a sign against the expected disengagement in eastern Ladakh sector. "Disengagement will take time," said sources on Thursday.
There have been no Army level talks with China since Monday. The local commanders will now meet and talk on disengagement at various locations. Currently, there is a high level of distrust of the Chinese army in the Indian security establishment.
Army chief General MM Naravane, who has returned after his two-day visit to Ladakh sector, is expected to brief the political leadership about Indian Army’s operational preparedness to deal with any misadventure by the China.
Both India and China had reached to an agreement on Monday to disengage troops on all sectors of LAC after Corps Commander meeting between the two armies.
It has been learned that despite the peace talks, China is continuing to boost up troops along LAC. It has even build up its troops in new areas like Depsang and Daulat Beg Oldie sector to put pressure on the Indian Army.
Indian Army has made a counter deployment in these areas.
In Galwan valley, Chinese army is still present in large numbers at a short distance from patrolling point 14, the site of June 15 bloody clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers. However, in Galwan valley Indian soldiers have started dominating the peaks which will help them to counter any Chinese move in the area. The Chinese have continued with their build up in Hot Springs and Gogra post.