As tension escalates, China may have deployed 5,000 troops along LAC
Ladakh : China may have injected 5,000 soldiers along with LAC in disputed Ladakh area where India has also sent military reinforcements to strengthen its defenses as the tension between the countries grow.
Indian and Chinese soldiers are eyeball-to-eyeball at four locations along the LAC and several rounds of talks between local military commanders, including a meeting on Monday, have failed to end the standoff that began with a violent confrontation between rival patrols three weeks ago near Pangong Tso.
A troop reinforcement of 5000 soldiers has been learned on the Chinese side, two people close to the matter told Hindustan Times. The Chinese forces are not concentrated anywhere near the flashpoints, but scattered on their side, the officials said.
Sending the military reinforcements, including troops, vehicles and heavy equipment, did not require much effort as China diverted the resources from an ongoing military exercise in the region, said one of the officials cited above.
India is keeping track on all possible deployments of the troops by China and taking measures accordingly.
China’s state-run media has described the latest tensions as the worst since the 2017 Doklam standoff that lasted 73 days.
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane made a low-key visit to Ladakh last week for a security review as tensions grew between India and China near Pangong Tso and three pockets in the Galwan Valley region where Chinese troops have pitched close to 100 tents and erected temporary structures to establish a presence.