Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane has visited Leh amidst ongoing tension with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Here he is taking stock of the security situation, and senior field commanders are briefing him on the current status of LAC. During his two-day visit, the army chief will also review the preparations of the soldiers who have been holding a front against the Chinese troops for the past three months.
The latest confrontation between Chinese and Indian troops on the southern side of Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh has increased tension. There have been continuous brigade commander level talks between the two countries to reduce the deadlock. However, no result of this conversation could be reached.
In fact, on the night of 29–30 August, Chinese troops tried to infiltrate the southern shore of Pangong Lake, which was thwarted by the Indian Army. Due to such antics of China, the Indian Army has increased the deployment of troops in many high peaks of strategic importance around Pangong Lake and across the region. The Indian Air Force has also been asked to increase vigil on LAC in eastern Ladakh to monitor China’s growing activities.
Recently amidst tension from China, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narvane visited Leh along the Line of Actual Control to review the security situation in East Ladakh. The Defense Minister had reviewed the confrontation and military deployment of the LAC with local military commanders during the visit to Ladakh.