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LAC Standoff: Indian Army chief warns China after Ladakh visit

Sept. 4, 2020, 1:30 p.m.

Leh: Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukand Narwane is on a two-day visit to Ladakh amidst ongoing tensions with China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). 

While talking to the media here, he gave information about the dispute between the two countries on LAC and said that the situation on LAC is critical. However, he also said that the Indian Army is fully capable of handling every situation.

The Indian Army chief visited various places after reaching Leh. He spoke to army officers, JCOs and took stock of the preparations. 

Although he also made it clear that the situation on the border is tense, he is confident that it can be resolved through negotiations.

“The situation at the LAC is a bit tense. Keeping in mind the situation, we have made precautionary deployment for our safety and security, so as to protect our security and integrity,” General Manoj Mukund Narwane said.

“We are very confident that we will resolve whatever gaps there are through dialogue. We will ensure that the status quo does not change and we are able to protect our interests,” he added.

“The situation has been tense for the last 2-3 months, but we are continuing to talk with China on both military and diplomatic levels. Negotiations are continuing from both sides and will continue in the future also. The jawans are highly motivated. Their morale is high and they are fully prepared to deal with any situation. Our officers and jawans are the best in the world and not only the Indian Army but the nation is proud of them.”

Status in Ladakh

Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukand Narwane is in Ladakh after the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China attempted to sneak into Indian territory at the southern bank of the Pangong Tso near the Chushul sector in Ladakh on the intervening night of August 29-30.

Army spokesman Colonel Aman Anand said in a statement that on the intervening night of August  29-30, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops violated the previous consensus despite military and diplomatic talks during the ongoing standoff in eastern Ladakh and to change the status quo Carried out provocative military movements.

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