Indian troops maintaining 'posture' along border with China: Army Chief

By Rajan Nath - May 14, 2020 5:05 pm

While two incidents at Eastern Ladakh and North Sikkim took place where Indian and Chinese troops locked in a military stand-off, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that "Indian border troops have always been upholding peace and tranquility along with border areas."

He said that "I can say with the confidence that development of infrastructure capabilities along our Northern borders is on track. Our force posture won't suffer due to COVID-19 pandemic." Meanwhile, he also said that "Our Border Roads Organisation continues to work tirelessly even during COVID-19 pandemic to connect far-flung areas so that our civil brethren living in those locations are connected and facilitate faster development to the region."

The temporary and short duration faceoffs between the border guarding troops do occur along the LAC due to the differing perceptions of the alignment of boundaries which are not resolved, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said.

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There were two incidents at Eastern Ladakh and North Sikkim where aggressive behaviour by both sides resulted in minor injuries to troops post which both sides disengaged after dialogue and interaction at the local level. he added.

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The confrontation began on the evening of May 5 while both sides decided to "disengage" the next day. In another incident, nearly 150 Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in a face-off near Naku La Pass in the Sikkim sector of the Sino-India border on Saturday. As many as 10 soldiers from both sides got injured in the incident.

-PTC News

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