Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Home News Reports China deploys more forces near Ladakh, sets temporary tents across Galwan river, NSA Doval...

China deploys more forces near Ladakh, sets temporary tents across Galwan river, NSA Doval monitoring closely: Report

The Galwan stand-off comes at the backdrop of a recent incident where troops of both India and China were involved in two face-offs in a span of a week in the Eastern Ladakh and near Naku La Pass in the Sikkim sector along the contentious border between the two countries.

The excessive deployment of forces by the Chinese side at the eastern sector, especially in and around Ladakh, is being monitored closely by the top leadership including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, reports Economic Times.

The face-offs, which started as a little skirmish initiated by the Chinese troops, later took a serious turn after the Chinese side brought in troops and heavy equipment from a military exercise that was being conducted in the region this week. It is also believed that Chinese troops have also taken up positions along the Pangong Tso Lake and are also carrying out aggressive patrols with motorboats to intimidate Indian forces in the region.

As per the report, the Chinese troops have damaged some temporary structures put up in the finger area near Pangong Tso Lake. At the Galwan flashpoint, Chinese troops have maintained their presence and are being countered by a good number of Indian reinforcements. The face-off position at Galwan was extended by the Chinese to another four kilometres as it was reinforced with additional troops this week.

Reportedly, the Chinese may be targetting Darbuk-Shyok-Daula Beg Oldi (DBO) Road that was constructed last year, which is a lifeline for Sub Sector North (SSN). However, Indian forces have successfully deterred the Chinese with aggressive mobilisation. The experts believe that the current power play is very different from 1962 when Chinese forces managed to inflict damage on Indian soldiers with superior numbers.

- Advertisement -

Apparently, China is unhappy over the construction of a road and bridge at the Galwan area that has recently been undertaken by India for patrolling and to help the local population. These skirmish at the borders has been on to resolved time-to-time through talks and higher-level involvements. However, a recent commentary by the Chinese media has suggested an aggressive stand by the PLA with reports saying that the Chinese side is ‘tightening its grip’ over the region.

The Indian side is yet to comment on the recent aggression of China but the security establishment maintains that such face-offs do occur on the disputed border and are resolved at the ground level after talks.

Several hundred soldiers from each side have been deployed as the Galwan standoff enters its second week. The Chinese side has over 80 tents at the standoff spot and has made temporary defensive positions, and is believed to have moved fast response reinforcements close to the Galwan River.

Troops clashed in Eastern sector

The Galwan stand-off comes at the backdrop of a recent incident where troops of both India and China were involved in two face-offs in a span of a week in the Eastern Ladakh and near Naku La Pass in the Sikkim sector along the contentious border between the two countries.

In the first incident, the Chinese army personnel had clashed with Indian forces along the northern bank of the Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh on May 5. The face-off ended the next morning following dialogue between the two sides. A number of soldiers on both sides had sustained minor injuries 

Just days before, in another incident, nearly 150 Indian and Chinese military personnel had engaged in a face-off near Naku La Pass in the Sikkim sector of the Sino-India border in which at least 10 soldiers sustained injuries.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

For AltNews, Muslims cease to be Muslims if they do not hate Narendra Modi or the RSS

AltNews questions the religiosity of Muslims who extend their support or are associated with the BJP and the RSS

NCB summons KWAN Agency CEO. Did you know Anurag Kashyap aide and film producer Madhu Mantena co-founded KWAN as well as Phantom films

Interestingly, until now, all the big Bollywood names which have emerged in the NCB's probe have links with KWAN Agency

Pakistan’s vicious narco-terrorism plan in India and its connection to Khalistan movement

Understanding Narco-Terrorism and how Pakistan is helping Khalistani movement by pushing drugs in India

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh serves tea to protesting MPs who had attacked and heckled him, PM praises the gesture

In a video shared by ANI, Harivansh Singh can be seen taking out plates, cups, and tea flask from his bag and serving it to the MPs.

Coronavirus: Daily new cases show a perceptible decline as India registers highest ever recovery at over 1 lakh cases

While it is too soon to celebrate decline of coronavirus in India, if the trend continues, we can take a sigh of relief that the worst is behind us.

“Mujhe darr lag raha hai, mujhe maar denge”: Sushant Singh Rajput’s SOS five days before his death

Sushant Singh Rajput had further written to his sister that he has been trying to get in touch with Rhea who had not been responding.

Recently Popular

‘Whoever doesn’t want to watch the show, can go and read a novel, or turn off the TV’: Justice Chandrachud on Sudarshan News ‘UPSC...

"Read a novel, or turn off the TV", justice Chandrachud stated that if anyone doesn't like the content of the Sudarshan News show, they can choose not to watch it.

An eyewitness tells media that Disha Salian was gang-raped by 4 men in the party held on the eve of her death: Here are...

An eyewitness has told News Nation that Disha Salian was gang-raped by 4 men in the party which she attended on the eve of her death on June 8.

Fact Check: Is India going under lockdown once again from September 25?

PIB has debunked rumours on social media about the reimposition of lockdown from September 25 in the wake of Coronavirus surge.

OpIndia, Indic Collective Trust and UpWord file intervention application in SC in Sudarshan News case, ‘Saffron terror’, fake news demonising Hindus find mention

OpIndia, Indic Collective Trust and UpWord Foundation have filed an application seeking an audience with the Supreme Court in a matter of Sudarshan News and UPSC Jihad show

Bollywood drug web has extended links internationally, money is used for narco-terrorism: NCB chief Rakesh Asthana

Asthana informed that NCB has knowledge about the drug abuse in Bollywood parties and that the agency is gathering more evidence.

‘Maal you have?’ Deepika Padukone’s name emerges in the Bollywood drug abuse probe as NCB investigation intensifies

In a sensational revelation, Bollywood's top actress Deepika Padukone's name has emerged in the latest drug abuse probe carried out by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

Reading, UK: ‘Are you Taliban?’, Sikh taxi driver attacked by four white men in apparent hate crime

Vaneet Singh, a Sikh Taxi Driver from Reading, has informed the Police that he was attacked by four white men on Sunday.

For AltNews, Muslims cease to be Muslims if they do not hate Narendra Modi or the RSS

AltNews questions the religiosity of Muslims who extend their support or are associated with the BJP and the RSS

NCB summons KWAN Agency CEO. Did you know Anurag Kashyap aide and film producer Madhu Mantena co-founded KWAN as well as Phantom films

Interestingly, until now, all the big Bollywood names which have emerged in the NCB's probe have links with KWAN Agency

Pakistan’s vicious narco-terrorism plan in India and its connection to Khalistan movement

Understanding Narco-Terrorism and how Pakistan is helping Khalistani movement by pushing drugs in India

NIA arrests two terrorists, including 2008 Bengaluru blast accused, from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The terrorists had red corner notices against them. They were arrested by a special team of NIA in Riyadh.

Fantasy Sports like Howzat engage over 90 million users

A KPMG report considers India the largest emerging market when it comes to gaming app downloads.

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh serves tea to protesting MPs who had attacked and heckled him, PM praises the gesture

In a video shared by ANI, Harivansh Singh can be seen taking out plates, cups, and tea flask from his bag and serving it to the MPs.

Coronavirus: Daily new cases show a perceptible decline as India registers highest ever recovery at over 1 lakh cases

While it is too soon to celebrate decline of coronavirus in India, if the trend continues, we can take a sigh of relief that the worst is behind us.

Al-Qaeda terrorists nabbed by NIA possessed explosives, had mobilised masses for anti-CAA violence in Murshidabad: Reports

The terrorists were escorted to the National Capital by NIA on Monday and will be produced before the Patiala High Court today.

“Mujhe darr lag raha hai, mujhe maar denge”: Sushant Singh Rajput’s SOS five days before his death

Sushant Singh Rajput had further written to his sister that he has been trying to get in touch with Rhea who had not been responding.

Connect with us

244,181FansLike
454,471FollowersFollow
16,400SubscribersSubscribe