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Cause For Alarm : Army Chief MM Naravane Admits China Has Deployed ‘In Considerable Numbers’ Troops In Eastern Ladakh

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Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane visited several forward areas in eastern Ladakh and carried out a comprehensive review of India’s operational preparedness in the backdrop of its prolonged military standoff with China in the mountainous region.

According to various media reports , Chinese troops have been deployed in “considerable numbers” across all eastern Ladakh and northern front, right up to India’s eastern command. Calling it a “matter of concern”, the Army chief added that there has been an increase in the PLA’s deployment.

“Chinese have deployed in considerable numbers all across Eastern Ladakh and Northern front right up to our Eastern command. Definitely, there has been an increase in their deployment in the forward areas which remains a matter of concern for us,” he was quoted as saying by ANI in Ladakh.

PTI reported that Naravane was given a detailed briefing about the overall situation in the region at the headquarters of the 14 Corps, popularly known as the ‘Fire and Fury Corps’, that takes care of guarding the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in the Ladakh region, officials said.

“The unprecedented developments necessitated large scale resource mobilisation, orchestration of forces and immediate response, all this in a Covid-infested environment,” he said while delivering a lecture at an industry chamber .

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