Military chief Normal Manoj Mukund Naravane on Friday visited Leh, the headquarters of 14 Corps in Ladakh, for a safety assessment of the delicate sector amid tensions between India and China alongside the disputed Line of Precise Management (LAC), two officers mentioned on the situation of anonymity. He returned to Delhi later within the day.
The go to got here a day after India rejected China’s allegation that Indian troops initiated tensions and crossed LAC in Ladakh and Sikkim sectors and accused the Chinese language military of hindering patrols on the Indian aspect.
Troopers on either side are displaying restraint and efforts have been underway to de-escalate, mentioned one of many officers cited above.
India and China have deployed extra troops, particularly in Ladakh’s the Galwan Valley, after a face-off close to Pangong Tso on Could 5-6. India bolstered its troop ranges after the Chinese language aspect introduced in reinforcements and in addition reportedly pitched tents and erected non permanent positions within the Galwan Valley as a part of its efforts to determine a presence there.
China’s overseas ministry first accused Indian troops of trespassing throughout LAC on Tuesday, saying Beijing needed to take “vital countermeasures” after the Indian military allegedly obstructed regular patrols by Chinese language troops.
A authorities spokesperson on Thursday mentioned, “Any suggestion that Indian troops had undertaken exercise throughout LAC within the western [Ladakh] sector or the Sikkim sector shouldn’t be correct.”
HT was the primary to report on Could 10 about tensions flaring up between India and China in north Sikkim, the place 150 troopers have been concerned in a standoff a day earlier. 4 Indian and 7 Chinese language troopers have been injured throughout the confrontation.
Scores of troopers from the 2 nations clashed close to Pangong Tso on the night time of Could 5-6 and some have been injured within the scuffle that concerned round 250 males. Whereas a flare-up was prevented as each armies caught to protocols to resolve the state of affairs, tensions unfold to different components of japanese Ladakh, together with the Galwan Valley.
Talks between native commanders have did not ease tensions and diplomatic channels are at work to finish the standoff, officers mentioned. The present state of affairs alongside LAC marks the primary main flare-up because the 73-day standoff between India and China at Doklam close to the Sikkim border in 2017.