Amar Ujala Network, Jammu/Leh
Published by: Vimal Sharma
Updated Sun, 15 May 2022 12:39 AM IST
Army Chief General Manoj Pandey visited forward areas in Ladakh to review operational preparedness, according to an army spokesman. He interacted with troops at several places along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the high altitude region and took stock of the ground situation.
Army Chief Manoj Pandey meeting soldiers in Ladakh
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Army Chief General Manoj Pandey visited the most difficult and inaccessible forward places in eastern Ladakh on Saturday, the last day of his first three-day tour. He reviewed India’s overall military preparedness amid the border dispute with China.
Interacted with soldiers and took stock of the ground situation
He interacted with troops at several places along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the high altitude region and took stock of the ground situation. According to the military spokesperson, he visited forward areas in Ladakh to review operational preparedness.
Briefed about the overall security situation in Eastern Ladakh
Interacted with the soldiers and appreciated them for their tenacity and high morale. Earlier at the Fire and Fury Corps Headquarters in Leh, General Pandey was briefed about the overall security situation in Eastern Ladakh. Gen Pandey’s visit was part of his statement that China intends to keep alive the overall border issue with India. Happened days later.
committed to restore the status quo
Said that the aim of the Indian Army is to restore trust and peace between the two sides, but it cannot be a one-sided affair. The Indian Army is committed to restoring the status quo in Eastern Ladakh before April 2020.
50 to 60 thousand soldiers deployed on LAC in both the areas
It is to be known that India and China have so far held 15 rounds of military talks to resolve the Eastern Ladakh dispute. As a result, both sides last year withdrew troops on the north and south banks of Pangong Lake and in the Gogra area. India has consistently maintained that peace and tranquility along the LAC is vital for the overall development of bilateral relations. In both the areas, 50 to 60 thousand soldiers are stationed on the LAC.