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‘Concerned’ about enhance in deployment by Chinese troops in Ladakh, says Army chief General Naravane

He mentioned that India had made matching deployments when it comes to troops and had been poised to tackle any eventuality

Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane is in Ladakh for a two-day go to. ANI

Expressing hope that the pending points between India and China alongside the Line of Actual Control can be resolved quickly, Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane mentioned the rise within the deployment by Chinese troops throughout the border was a matter of concern.

He mentioned India had made matching deployments when it comes to troops and infrastructure in its areas alongside the LAC and there was no manner anybody would have the ability to behave in an aggressive method once more.

The Indian Army has deployed Ok-9 Vajra howitzers in Ladakh alongside the Line of Actual Control with China.

Built by L&T with know-how switch from South Korean defence main Hanwha Defense, the Ok-9 Vajra is an indigenised model of the K9 Thunder and might strike enemy targets round 50 km.

Gen Naravane, who’s in Ladakh for a two-day go to, mentioned, “The situation at friction points has been normal for the past six months. The talks have been going on. We had the twelfth round of talks last month, and also hopeful of having the thirteenth round of talks, maybe by the second week of October.”

He added, “When the talks had started, people were doubtful whether talks would resolve anything, but I am of the firm opinion that we can resolve our differences with dialogue and that is what has happened in the past few months.”

The military chief mentioned, “The Chinese have deployed (their forces) in considerable numbers across Eastern Ladakh and up to eastern command. There has been an increase in the deployment and it is a matter of concern for us. We are also carrying out matching developments in terms of infrastructure and deployment of troops. We are quite poised in order to meet any eventuality.”

With inputs from ANI

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