PM Holds Meet Over Troop Build Up At Indo-China LAC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took stock of situation at India-China border skirmishes with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and three defence chiefs.

There has been an aggressive build up at Line of Acutal Control at India’s border with China in Ladakh region. China has objected to infrastructre projects taken up by India on its side of the border.

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane will hold a meeting with his top commanders from Wednesday, Army sources said on Tuesday.

During the two-day meeting, the top brass of the force is likely to discuss security issues along with other points, they said.

The meeting comes amid the Indian Army increasing presence of its troops to match the strength of the Chinese Army, which has deployed over 5,000 of its personnel on the Line of Actual Control at different locations in the Ladakh sector.

The Indian Army is also enhancing its presence in other areas to deter the People’s Liberation Army troops from carrying out transgressions.At present, the Chinese Army has diverted its troops carrying out a massive exercise on their side of the LAC and deployed them at short notice across the Line of Actual Control in the areas under the Indian Army’s 81 and 114 Brigades deployed to counter the Chinese assertions from Daulat Beg Oldie and adjoining areas. (ANI)

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