Army Chief General MM Naravane visits Ladakh amid tensions along LAC

There has been a marked increase in the number of Chinese transgressions into the Indian side of the LAC in Ladakh.

LEH: Army Chief General MM Naravane visited the Leh-based 14 Corps headquarters Friday amid tensions between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

There has been a marked increase in the number of Chinese transgressions into the Indian side of the LAC in Ladakh.

According to official data, the first four months of this year witnessed 170 Chinese transgressions across the LAC, including 130 in Ladakh. There were only 110 such transgressions in Ladakh during the same period in 2019.

A Chinese transgression across the border is recorded once the Indian border force in an area - either the Army or ITBP - are "reasonably certain" that Chinese soldiers crossed over to the Indian side of the LAC, according to officials.

India and China share a boundary that stretches 3,488 km from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh.

In early May, Indian and Chinese troops came to blows on two occasions, once near Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh and in the Naku La sector in Sikkim. In both incidents, personnel from both sides suffered injuries.

 

 

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