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China refuses to step back from Pangong in Ladakh, Indian Army on High Alert: Report

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Srinagar: As the Chinese army in Pangong Tso Ladakh has refused to step back from the Finger 4 area, Indian army is on high alert with 60,000 forces personnel deployed near the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Reports suggest that there are chances of further escalations if the situation remains same.

According to a report published by a Mumbai based newspaper DNA, around 60,000 armed forces personnel have been deployed in East Ladakh along with Bhishm tanks, Apache attack helicopters, Sukhoi fighter jets, Chinook and Rudra helicopters near the LAC.

The report added that Indian army is on high alert and has increased the deployment of tanks along the East Ladakh borders to repel any threat from the Chinese army.

The development comes a day before Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir on July 17-18, the report added.

On Wednesday, the fourth round of Corps Commander-level talks between the two countries concluded. However, sources cited by a Delhi based news channel Zee News claimed that during the talks, China made it clear that it would not back off from Finger 4.

Earlier, both New Delhi and Beijing had agreed to disengage in Galwan Valley, Hotsprings and Gogra and India has been demanding that Chinese troops must disengage from all the areas.

 

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