Indian Army Chief reviews defence preparedness in Ladakh

New Delhi: – Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane visited the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. It is claimed that this Army Chief’s visit was to review the level of defence preparedness in this region. Notably, the Army Chief reviewed the situation on the Renchin La hills acquired by the Indian soldiers on the night of 29-30th August. Chinese soldiers are deployed at a distance of mere 200 to 300 metres from this location. As per media, this is a message delivered by India to China.  

At 8:30 in the morning, the Army Chief visited the base of 14 Corps deployed at Leh in Ladakh. The Army clarified that the visit’s main objective was to take a real-time experience of the situation on the LAC in Ladakh. General Naravane had a direct conversation with the soldiers at this time. The Army chief gave the soldiers the message to continue to show the same passion and vigour in the future. The Army chief praised the efforts being done to provide the necessary facilities to the soldiers. General Naravane passed a verdict that the morale of the soldiers is of the highest level.  

Meanwhile, on 29-30th August, Indian soldiers took control of the strategic hills Renchin La, Mukhpari and Magar Hill. The surprise action taken by the Indian soldiers against the Chinese soldiers was stunning. The Chinese soldiers attempted to stop the Indian soldiers but the Indian soldiers did not pay any heed to them. The entire Chinese Army was astonished with this. Chinese President Xi Jinping, taking cognisance of this failure, reprimanded senior Chinese military officials and even ordered actions against some officers. The acquisition of these hills has made it very easy for the Indian soldiers to monitor the Chinese Army’s movements. As per analysts, this has allowed the Indian soldiers to keep a close watch on the Moldo Garrison, developed by China. General Naravane also visited the Renchin La post and reviewed the preparations there. The Army Chief also visited the base at Tara. India is issuing stern warnings to China through this.   

Meanwhile, the talks, between India and China, to resolve the border dispute, held so far, have failed. The former and serving military officials are claiming that the tension will not be diffused any time soon. Indian Defence and Foreign Ministers are repeatedly warning China not to indulge in a military adventure. Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh recently warned that if China tries to be aggressive despite the warnings, a stifling reply will be given by India.   

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