The India-China border is reportedly still simmering— not just in Ladakh but also as far as Arunachal Pradesh
- The India-China border issue is reportedly spilling beyond just the eastern Ladakh region.
- The Chinese military has reportedly increased its troops and weaponry along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.
- The increase of military deployment comes amid India and China agreeing to deescalate tensions after diplomatic talks on June 25.
People familiar with developments along the border told PTI, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed a significant number of troops at these points.
In Eastern Ladakh, the two armies are also locked in a standoff in Demchok, Gogra Hot Spring and Daulat Beg Oldie besides Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley.
AdvertisementMaxar’s satellite images disclosed by detresfa show how both Indian and Chinese troops have intensified their presence along the border after the clash on June 15, which led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers and an undisclosed number of Chinese troops.
The IAF has also moved a significant number of its frontline Sukhoi 30 MKI, Jaguar, Mirage 2000 aircraft and Apache attack helicopters to several key airbases including Leh and Srinagar following the clashes.
Reports of military troops building up along the border comes merely a day after diplomatic talks between India and China which concluded with them agreeing to “strictly respect and observe the Line of Actual Control (LAC)” in the Ladakh region.
“The Indian side conveyed its concerns on the recent developments in Eastern Ladakh, including on the violent face off in Galwan Valley area on 15th June that had resulted in casualties,” said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a statement.
Prior to that China’s Defence Ministry accused India earlier today of trying to unilaterally change the status quo along the India-China border in Galwan Valley.
According to the Defence Ministry’s Spokesperson, Wu Qian, “The Chinese border troops took decisive countermeasures in self-defence, resolutely fought back against the violent acts of the Indian side.”
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