Army convoy carrying reinforcements and supplies drove towards Leh, on a highway bordering China, on September 2, 2020. Precautionary deployments are taken for safety. The situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was slightly tense. Keeping this situation into consideration, the Indian Army has undertaken some precautionary deployments for our safety and security along the LAC to remain safeguarded.
Current Situation by Gen. Naravane
The situation had been tense for the last two or three months, but there had been continuous engagement with China both at the military and diplomatic levels. Stating that the meetings were ongoing and would continue in the future, Gen. Naravane said, “We are very sure that we will resolve whatever differences we have through this medium of talks. We will ensure that the status quo is not changed, and we can safeguard our interests.
Army Personnel stands strong against this situation.
Asked about his visit to Leh and forward areas, Gen. Naravane said he took a first-hand account of the situation on the ground and interacted with the Personnel. “They (Personnel) are highly motivated. Their morale is high, and they are looking forward to dealing with any situation that may arise.
Heightened tensions and Reasons behind it
The visit to Leh comes amid heightened tensions on the South Bank of Pangong Tso following “provocative movements” by Chinese troops in the area, following which the Indian Army dominated some unoccupied heights in the Chushul sector to pre-empt them. The standoff along the disputed boundary has been ongoing since early May, and the situation at other standoff areas, including the North Bank of Pangong, remains unresolved. In Chushul, Brigadier-level talks resumed for the fifth day, as earlier discussions to de-escalate the South Bank situation remained inconclusive.