India China News: Indian firm will not stray from areas where Chinese troops have meddled | India News
Leading government sources said India will continue to “resolutely defend its interests”, deploy “appropriate resources” and work for a peaceful resolution of the dispute, indicating that troops in an advanced position will resist Chinese intrusions along the Line of Control. Current (ALC))
India will soon resume border infrastructure construction activities derailed by the coronavirus pandemic, but will remain “open and flexible” in diplomatic talks with China in a bid to resolve the military stalemate in the Himalayas, another set of sources said.
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In an articulation that stood out for openly naming China as the intruder, sources said that while India has always remained aware of where LAC is, China has occasionally violated the unresolved boundary and the government “does not know which are their motives are “.
All of India’s border activities and patrols were taking place within its own side of LAC in eastern Ladakh, the sources said.
“But despite that, the Chinese obstructed Indian patrols. The two sides are diplomatically committed both here and in Beijing to address the problem, but there will be no compromise when it comes to defending our territory, “a source said.
This came after a series of meetings in the South Block, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and national security adviser Ajit Doval closely monitored the developing situation as India pursued a non-scaling stance even while making it clear that it will not allow that LAC be unilaterally altered.
India is now actively seeking political-diplomatic intervention to resolve the crisis after several rounds of general and brigade-level general negotiations at the Chushul-Moldo and Daulat Beg Oldie (BOD) -Tien Wien Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) Dien (TWD) points failed to break the deadlock, as reported by TOI a day ago.
India closely monitors the troop reinforcements and fortifications of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the four and five confrontation sites on the north bank of Pangong Tso, Demchok and the Galwan Valley region through satellite imagery and a variety of “surveillance platforms” such as planes and drones.
“The situation is serious but not alarming. The position of the Indian army is clear that it will not allow the status quo to be unilaterally changed by the PLA soldiers, who have invaded 1-3 km in what India considers to be its territory, “said another source.
“Indian troops will not move an inch from their forward positions, but will take care not to unnecessarily provoke PLA troops in accordance with protocols established between the two sides. The BPM and hotline talks are taking place at the colonel, brigadier and major general levels, but still without any progress, “he added.
The Indian Army has moved its battalions under the Leh-based 3rd Infantry Division (one division has 10,000-12,000 soldiers) to their ‘operational alert areas’, with units from other areas replacing them in the’ traditional depth areas ‘as first reported by TOI.
China has deployed an estimated 1,200-1,500 soldiers in the near-eyeball confrontation at the various sites in eastern Ladakh, spread across a broad facade of LAC. The EPL has also diverted at least 5,000 soldiers to the border from an exercise it carried out in the region as a show of force.