Border Tense : Army Chief MM Naravane Admits Situation Along LAC Is ‘Serious’

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Army Chief MM Naravane, who is visiting Leh to review the ongoing border tension with China, has said the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is “serious” and added the precautionary steps taken by the Indian Army will help in maintaining the situation.
Naravane, who arrived in Ladakh on Thursday said the morale of the jawans are high and they are ready to face any challenge.

“After reaching Leh yesterday, I went to different places and talked to officers and JCOs (Junior Commissioned Officers). I reviewed the situation. The morale of jawans are very high and they are ready to face any challenges. I can say that our jawans are the best,” Naravane told ANI in a report .

“The current situation along LAC is a bit delicate (naajuk) and serious (gambhir). But we are thinking about it. For our security we had undertaken some precautionary steps and we are assured that situation will remain unchanged. We have taken steps we will help us,” he said.

Brigadier level talks are being held between the Indian Army and the Chinese Army after Indian troops have thwarted the Chinese Army’s attempts to transgress into areas in Ladakh.

He Further stated : “We are very sure that through this medium of talks, we will resolve whatever difference we have. We will ensure that status quo is not changed and we are able to safeguard our interests.For the last 2-3 months, the situation has been tensed but we have continuously been engaging with China both at the military & diplomatic level. These engagements are ongoing and will continue in the future also.”

On the intervening night of August 29-30, the Indian Army thwarted an attempt by the Chinese Army to transgress into Indian areas near the southern bank of Pangong Tso near Chushul in Ladakh.

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