Chinese activities along LAC have increased marginally, says Indian Army as talks fail

Eastern Army Commander Lieutenant General Manoj Pande on Tuesday said the Chinese Army’s activities have increased marginally in-depth areas across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which is under tight surveillance of the Indian Army, NDTV reported.

“The annual training exercise that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) carries out, there has been some increase in the level of activities but that is in the depth areas. Some of the reserve formations of the PLA which were mobilised have continued to remain in their training areas but that again is in operational depth,” Lieutenant General Pande said.

There has been a marginal increase in the border defence troops, who are already deployed at the Line of Actual Control.

“As per their (PLA) strategy model, villages have come up near the border. It is a matter of concern how that can be used… We have taken cognisance of this in our plans,” he added.

Eastern army commander reiterated that Army is looking at maximising the potential of incorporating technology to the maximum extent possible.

“We have inducted surveillance drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and have better surveillance radars, better communication systems, better night vision ability. Introduction of technology has remained one of our key areas and a number of steps are taken towards it,” he said.

On October 10, the 13th round of the India-China Corps Commander-level meeting was held at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point.


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