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“Situation Along LAC Slightly Tense, Precautionary Deployment”: Army Chief

Leh/ New Delhi:

The situation along the Line of Actual Control or LAC is “slightly tense”, Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane said this morning, adding the “morale of jawans is high and they are ready to face any challenge”. His remarks come after the government said that Chinese troops engaged in provocative action at the south bank of Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh last Saturday and again on Monday.

“I took a review of the situation after reaching Leh yesterday (Thursday). The morale of (the) jawans is high. They are ready to face any challenge. I can say, without a shadow of doubt, that our soldiers are the best. They will make not just the army but the entire country proud,” he said.

“The situation along the LAC is tense. However, we are constantly deliberating. We have taken some measures such as precautionary deployment,” the Army chief added.

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