The Indian Army has increased deployment of troops and weaponry, including tanks and artillery guns in several areas along the LAC in the last few weeks.
The sources said a large number of Chinese troops were marching towards the southern bank of Pangong lake in an attempt to occupy the area. But, the Indian Army deployed a significant number of soldiers and thwarted the attempt. They said the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been told to improve its surveillance on increasing Chinese air activities along the LAC in eastern Ladakh.
Earlier during the day, Army Spokesperson Col Aman Anand informed that the Chinese military carried out “provocative military movements” to “unilaterally” change the status quo on the southern bank of Pangong Lake on the intervening night of August 29 and 30, but the Indian troops thwarted the attempt. Top military and security brass have already critically analyzed the complete situation in eastern Ladakh. Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane held an individual meeting with top military officials over the recent encounter, the sources stated.
“The Army has occupied strategic heights and strengthened deployment of troops and weapons in all key points on the southern bank of the Pangong lake area,” claimed a source, adding that a new deployment will provide India a more significant advantage on the field. India has also stationed troops from special operations battalions in the region, the report stated.