We could be seeing increased tensions in the coming days between India and China along the LAC in ladakh. China has refused to retreat from Finger 4 area in Pangong Tso.
India has increased deployment along East Ladakh to counter China’s PLA.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to go to Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir on July 17-18. it’s learnt that Chief of Northern Command Lt Gen YK Joshi has arrived in Delhi and it’s expected that he would soon meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior officialdom so as to apprise them about things along LAC.
Notably, the 14-hour-long fourth round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China ended on Wednesday but sources said that in the talks China made it clear that it might not backtrack from Finger 4. Both India and China had reached an agreement to disengage in Galwan Valley, Hotsprings and Gogra and India has been demanding that Chinese troops must disengage from all the areas.
Keeping in mind the activities of Chinese army, Indian Army is on high alert and around 60,000 soldiers are deployed in East Ladakh to prevent the incursion of Chinese soldiers inside Indian territories. India has deployed Bhism tanks, Apache attack helicopters, Sukhoi fighter jets, Chinook and Rudra helicopters near the LAC to stay Chinese troops cornered .
Meanwhile, the China Study Group (CSG) headed by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval reviewed the result of the marathon 15-hour-long fourth round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China on Thursday.
The CSG comprises the cupboard Secretary, the Secretaries of Home, External Affairs and Defence also as representatives of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. it’ll take a turn the ‘further course of action’ on the graded, mutual de-escalation along the road of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh – which can be a long-drawn process stretching into several weeks.