Army Chief Gen Naravane reviews security in Ladakh amid faceoff with China
India tightened its security after China’s latest incursion bid to alter the status quo was noted on Monday
Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane is on a two-day visit to Ladakh to carry out a comprehensive review of the security situation in the region as recently the Chinese side made attempts to change the status quo along the southern bank of Pangong lake according to the official sources quoted in The Economic Times report.
"The Chief of Army Staff is on a two-day visit to Leh to review operational preparedness in Ladakh region," the report quoted PTI source as saying.
Gen Naravane will be briefed about the evolving situation by the top army commanders overseeing the deployment of troops and India’s measures to combat any attacks.
India and China were amid a series of dialogues to reduce the border tension but tension increased in the Pangong lake area after China attempted to occupy certain areas in the southern bank of Pangong lake. India tightened its security after the incident.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Tuesday said the Chinese People's Liberation Army(PLA) was engaged in "provocative action" again a day earlier when the ground commanders of the two sides were holding talks to ease the situation.
The report quoted sources as saying that some "readjustments" in the deployment of troops were also carried out on the northern bank of the Pangong Lake on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as part of precautionary measures.