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Army tones up muscles along China border, enhances troop presence in peaceful areas

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  1. InfoWarrior

    InfoWarrior Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    In recent past, along with raising the Mountain Strike Corps to tackle the rising Chinese military presence along the borders, the Army has deployed additional two brigades (approximately 8,000 troops) in eastern Ladakh for better security preparedness.

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    Ajit Kumar Dubey | Posted by Dev Goswami
    New Delhi, November 19, 2017 | UPDATED 05:59 IST
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    [​IMG]The Indian Army has deployed approximately 8,000 toops in eastern Ladakh to tackle rising Chinese military presence.
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      Army deploys additional troops in relatively peaceful areas along China border.
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      Two brigades have been deployed in eastern Ladakh.
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      Incursions by Chinese PLA have increased in the last decade.
    In a bid to strengthen position against the threat of Chinese troops carrying out incursions along the Line of Actual Control, the Indian Army has enhanced its presence in relatively peaceful areas, such as Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand where new formations have been deployed.

    In recent past, along with raising the Mountain Strike Corps to tackle the rising Chinese military presence along the borders, the Army has also deployed additional two brigades (approximately 8,000 troops) in eastern Ladakh for better security preparedness.

    "In Himachal Pradesh, there was one sector which has now been converted into new brigade in the area bordering the Chinese territory. While in Uttarakhand, a brigade has been sent from a rear position to Pithoragarh in the Kumaon hills of the state," sources told Mail Today.

    During the Doklam crisis also, senior level officers from the directorate general of military operations had visited the Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh borders near China to review the security situation.

    In the last one decade, incursions and transgressions from the China's People's Liberation Army into the Indian side have gone up due to different perception about the actual boundary line between them.

    However, eastern Ladakh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh have been the most active in terms of transgressions committed by the Chinese Army.

    DOKLAM

    During the Doklam crisis, when Indian and Chinese troops were in an eyeball to eyeball situation with each other, a People's Liberation Army (PLA) border patrol crossed the Uttarakhand border and entered the Indian territory.

    They crossed into Barahoti in Chamoli district on July 25 at about 9 am, and came upto 200 metres on the other side of the border where they entered the Indian side and asked cattle owners to leave the area. However, the soldiers left after a couple of hours later.

    Last year also a similar incident was reported from the region.

    The ITBP team, patrolling the area, raised the issue and the Chinese soldiers went back after a meeting.

    Indian army also patrols this area, but without uniform or weapons. The flat land is used by grazers of both India and China.

    Chinese and Indian soldiers had been locked in a face-off n Doklam plateau at the tri-junction with Bhutan where Beijing wanted to build a road up to Jhampiri which would have allowed them to come close to the Indian chicken's neck area in Siliguri corridor.

    The two sides disengaged from the area but have maintained their presence there. India's strong stand on the issue resulted in China backtracking from its hard stand as its official media was even threatening to wage a war if India did not allow it to construct a road there.
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/...oop-presence-in-peaceful-areas/1/1092607.html
     
  2. InfoWarrior

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    Army Sends Two More Brigades To Ladakh, Moves Troops In Himachal And Uttarakhand Closer To Border
    by Swarajya Staff - Nov 20 20, 7:36 pm,


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    Just months after the stand-off in Doklam was resolved, Indian Army has moved two additional brigades, around 8,000 soldiers, to eastern Ladakh, India Today has reported. The army has also deployed new formations in relatively peaceful areas such as Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the report said.

    In Uttarakhand and Himachal, the army has also moved brigades deployed in a rear position to forward areas near Pithoragarh.

    "In Himachal Pradesh, there was one sector which has now been converted into new brigade in the area bordering the Chinese territory. While in Uttarakhand, a brigade has been sent from a rear position to Pithoragarh in the Kumaon hills of the state," Mail Today quoted a source as saying.

    This move comes amid fears of Chinese incursions as a reaction to India’s efforts to stall People’s Liberation Army’s attempt to build a memorable road in Bhutanese territory. India had moved troops to the region, forcing China to stop its illicit construction activity in territory claimed by Bhutan.

    India was able to play hardball and hold its own due to its relative advantage in the area. The same may not be true for Ladakh, where China is in a relatively advantageous position. Therefore, the decision to move new brigades should be seen as one taken to strengthen India’s defences in the region against Chinese incursions.

    https://swarajyamag.com/insta/india...-in-himachal-and-uttarakhand-closer-to-border



     
  3. Golden_Rule

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    India should do a Israel type hit on these proxies of Pakistan's deep state - Azhar, Lakhwi, Hafiz and their sponsors.
     
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  4. Som Thomas

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    Hence the Chinese proverb should be applied. “Kill on warm a hundred”.
     
  5. Hindustani78

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    The Intel Crab on Twitter: "Earlier equipment sightings were headed southbound on #China National Highway 109; a short 300 km away from #Doklam
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