50,000 additional Indian troops deployed at India-China border, vigilance strengthened
In a significant development at the India-China border, India added another troop of 50,000 to its existing 200,000. The development is said to be a defensive mechanism in case efforts are made from another side to infiltrate into Indian territory or an attack from the rival camp.
In a sudden move, India deployed 50,000 troops at the India-China border. The move is said to be a counter-attack in case any attempt is made to infiltrate into Indian border. The additional forces deployment is said to be 40% more compared to last year.
As per reports, the additional deployment is not just limited to blocking Chinese moves but also to attack and seize territory in China if necessary.
The report also stated that the deployment will also help in more troops getting adjusted to fight in the cold conditions in the Himalayas.
According to reports, fighter jets like Rafale have also been moved to three important locations along the India-China border. Besides, the Indian Navy is also deploying extra warships along key sea lanes to monitor energy and trade flows to and from China.
However, it is not clear on how many additional troops or total troops China has deployed at the border.
As per reports, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, said to have told news reporters that the present situation on the border between China and India is generally 'stable' and the two sides are negotiating to resolve relevant border issues.
"In this context, the words, deeds and military deployments of relevant military and political leaders should help ease the situation and increase mutual trust between the two sides, not the other way around," Wenbin was quoted as saying.
The Chinese spokesperson as per reports, reportedly stated that the misunderstanding and additional security deployment can also trigger more violent disputes.
China also has been deploying its troops in the Tibet region bordering India. From new runway buildings, rocket regiments, bomb-proof bunkers for fighter jets and new airfields long-range artillery tanks, and twin-engine fighters all are reportedly installed on the border from a few months indicating danger.
'Country will never forget their sacrifices'
Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his Ladakh visit yesterday and after paying glowing tributes to the 20 soldiers killed in Galwan Valley clashes in June last year, was quoted saying, "India is a peace-loving nation which does not believe in aggression, however, if provoked, we will give a befitting reply,".
He stressed that the country will never forget the sacrifices of 20 martyrs at Galwan valley.
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