New Delhi, June 12: Amidst the multiple intrusions, India has ramped up its military readiness along the Indo-China border.
The ramping up of the military readiness comes amidst both sides engaging with each other to diffuse tensions along the border areas. New Delhi says it is leaving nothing to chance and is keeping a close watch on the muscle flexing by China.
New Delhi, May 13: The Indian Army has said that there is no build up of troops in eastern Ladakh amidst tensions with the Chinese army.
Troops on either sides of the Line of Actual Control have been on high alert, a week after the Indian and Chinese troops came to blows in a disputed area near Pangong Two, a lake near eastern Ladakh. The troops continue to be on high alert although there has been disengagements after the incident took place on May 5.
The armies of India and China held a Border Personnel Meeting during which both sides resolved to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control, besides agreeing to work on additional confidence-building measures.
People living on the Indo-China border should not be made to migrate, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said. Addressing locals and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troops at the 1st battalion camp here, Singh said the border population should be given more importance as the government has “full faith and trust” in the people living in these remote areas.
The Sikkim stand off has been termed as a grave situation. While there has been huge build of troops by both India and China, Home Ministry officials say that the transgressions by the People’s Liberation Army has marginally increased when compared to last year.
After 18 rounds of talks reaching a dead end, India and China are now expected to resolve the boundary dispute. Expressing its desire to resolve the boundary dispute, both India and China are expected to meet every three months and chalk out a solution to the problem. The first of such meetings to be led by National Security Advisor of India, Ajit Doval will be held next week at Russia on the sidelines of the BRICS summit. Read more: