Indian Army on High Alert after China Refuses to Step Back from Pangong Tso in LadakhJuly 17, 2020 17:05
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To fight any imminent threats from China, Indian army has deployed additional tanks along Eastern Ladakh borders.
After a brief relief in tensions between India and China after Chinese troops have moved back 1.8km in Galwan valley, tension seem to rise again after China refuses to step back at finger 4 area in Pangong Tso.
Earlier Indian army, though didn’t receive any communication from China regarding non-deployment of its troops from Pangong Tso, was hopeful that a good news would come soon.
However, China’s adamant decision to not move from Pangong Tso has alerted the Indian army and had deployed about 60,000 soldiers and additional tanks to fight against any threat from the Chinese troops.
The Bhishm tanks, Apache Helicopters, Sukhoi fighter jets, Chinook and Rudra helicopters were stationed near the border area of Ladakh by the Indian army.
This decision by the Indian army comes a day before the scheduled visit of Home Minister, Rajnath Singh to the eastern area of Ladakh on July 18.
Moreover, Chief of Northern Command, Lt Gen Y K Joshi is in Delhi to meet the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other government officials, to inform them about the prevailing tension in Ladakh region.
The fourth round of Corps Commander level talks have been held between India and China on Wednesday and China had clearly refused to move back its troops from the Pangong Tso region which is the finger 4 areas, in the meeting.
Both India and China have mutually agreed upon moving back its troops and soldiers in the Galwan valley, Hotsprings and Gogra. India has been demanding China to disengage its troops from the other areas too.
Recently, as a blow to China, India has banned 59 Chinese apps including Tik Tok and also ordered Indian army to uninstall 89 apps including Face book and Instagram.
By Gayatri Yellayi