New Delhi/Leh: – India has deployed additional soldiers in the Galwan river valley. It was reported that China had deployed a military contingent of 5,000 soldiers under an officer of Senior Colonel rank. Against this background, India also has increased its soldier deployment there. India has given a fitting reply to China by deploying an equal number of additional soldiers in the region.
Chief of Army Staff, General MM Naravane, visited Ladakh to assess the security preparedness in the region. Thereafter, it is being reported that China has increased its military deployment in the area. China has increased its soldier deployment at four places near the Galwan river and in the Pangong lake region where the Chinese soldiers had set up tents before the 1962 war. The Chinese soldiers have set up tents in the Galwan river region, and heavy equipment has been brought there to build bunkers on a large scale.
It is being reported that China has deployed a contingent of 5,000 soldiers led by an officer of Senior Colonel rank. The rank of Senior Colonel in the Chinese Army is equivalent to a Brigadier in the Indian Army, and China is trying to pressurise India by deputing such a high-ranking officer on the border. But India has increased the deployment of soldiers from the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
Since the last few months, the Chinese activities have been on the rise in the Chinese border region on the Ladakh border. Infiltration attempts also have increased. However, the Indian Army foiled all these attempts. But the tension increased after the fierce fight between nearly 250 soldiers from both countries. As per analysts, looking at the increased Chinese deployment, China seems to have prepared for a long-term standoff like Doklam in 2017.
The Indo-Chinese border in Ladakh is 800-kilometre long. The Chinese soldiers routinely attempt intrusion in the Pangong Lake, Chumar, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi regions of Ladakh. For the first time, the Chinese soldiers tried to invade in the Galwan river region. As per analysts, China has become restless because of the roads and infrastructure projects undertaken by India in this region, and China is trying to pressurise India to stop these developments.