New Delhi: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Friday said that the situation along Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh remains tense. He further added that China’s PLA is facing unanticipated consequences for its misadventure in Ladakh because of firm responses by Indian forces.

He said China's People's Liberation Army was facing "unanticipated consequences" for its misadventure in Ladakh because of firm responses by Indian forces. "Our posturing is unambiguous; we will not accept any shift in the Line of Actual Control," PTI quoted the Chief of Defence Staff as saying at a webinar organized by the National Defence College.

He said that border confrontations and unprovoked military actions spiralling into larger conflict can't be discounted.

He added that unabated proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir unleashed by Pakistan accompanied by vicious anti-India rhetoric have taken Indo-Pak ties to new low. CDS General Bipin Rawat said that surgical, and Balakot strikes were a strong message that Pakistan no longer enjoys impunity of pushing terrorists into India under nuclear bogey.

"Pakistan has continued to remain the epicentre of armed Islamic insurgency and terrorism. For three decades now, Pakistan army and its intelligence agency ISI have been waging a proxy war in J&K have now increasingly resorting to non-kinetic means by launching vicious anti-India rhetoric on social media & propagating false communal narrative to create social disharmony within India," he said.

"New Indian template to deal with terror has injected uncertainty in Pakistan," he added.

India and China have held seven rounds of military talks and the eighth round is underway to resolve the standoff in Ladakh that started in May and saw unprecedented escalation in June when 20 Indian soldiers died for the country in a physical clash with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley.