There is peace at the moment on the border between India and China, but the dispute is not over yet. Army Chief General MM Narwane reviewed India’s readiness to campaign near the border with China in the Arunachal Pradesh sector. General Narwane is on a two-day tour of the Northeast region from Thursday. He had told a day earlier that about 60 thousand soldiers are stationed at the border.
He is visiting in the region amidst the ongoing standoff of the Indian Army with the Chinese Army at some confrontational locations in eastern Ladakh. Officials said that General Narwane reached Dimapur in Nagaland on Thursday to take stock of the readiness of operations near the northern border in Arunachal Pradesh and the security situation in the interior areas in the northeast region.
“On arrival, at the Army Headquarters in Dimapur, the Army Chief was apprised by the Lieutenant General, General Officer Commanding of Spear Corps, and Division Commanders about the current situation and campaign preparedness near the northern border,” the army said. The army said the army chief praised all the soldiers for the excellent surveillance and asked them to remain alert and monitor activities around the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
On Wednesday, General Narwane said that the army would continue to increase its presence from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh across the northern front until “tension subsides”. In the wake of the border dispute with China in eastern Ladakh, the army last year significantly increased the deployment of troops in all sensitive areas on the nearly 3,500-km-long LAC.
The Indian Air Force also deployed additional combat aircraft and attack helicopters to the main airfield monitoring bases near the LAC in Arunachal Sector. The military deadlock has been continuing in India and China at several confrontation sites in eastern Ladakh since early May last year, but after several rounds of military and diplomatic negotiations, in February, they recaptured troops and weapons from the northern and southern sides of Pangong Lake. completed. The two sides are now talking to step up the retreat from the remaining confrontation points.