China not de-escalating, still heavy troops seen in eastern Ladakh region
New Delhi : Looks like PLA is in no mood of de-escalation as days after agreeing to move back, heavy Chinese troops can still be seen in the eastern Ladakh region. Around 40,000 troops are still present in the front line along with the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The Chinese Forces are not honouring their word of moving back at the friction points in eastern Ladakh. It was agreed in the multiple rounds of military level talks that they will step back and maintain peace.
"The Chinese have not shown any signs of de-escalation as they continue to maintain their heavy troop deployment of almost 40,000 troops supported by heavy weaponry like air defence systems, armoured personnel carriers and long-range artillery in front and depth areas," sources said.
The Chinese are showing reluctance in shifting from Finger 5 area to their original spot in Sirijap. It has been learned that they are looking forward to create an observation post in that region.
Similarly, they have done a heavy amount of construction of structures in the Hot Springs and Gogra post area which are the two major friction points in the Eastern Ladakh sector.
In the Hot Springs and Gogra area, the Chinese have been giving excuse of the possibility of India occupying strategic heights there once they retreat to their permanent locations in their side of the border, the sources said.
Meanwhile, India has also deployed its MiG-21 near LAC to ensure a befitting reply in case of unavoidable circumstances.