Enough troops on Ladakh frontier to tackle any situation: Indian Army chief

Indian Business Express

The Army has an adequate number of troops deployed on the eastern Ladakh frontier to tackle any contingency, Army chief General MM Naravane said on Wednesday, even as he expressed hope that the continuing military confrontation with China would be

resolved through dialogue.

The trust between the two armies ranged against each other in the high-altitude region has “built up” in the backdrop of neither side “violating” the troop disengagement pact on both sides of Pangong Tso since February, Gen Naravane said.

He said the dialogue process between India and China, both at the diplomatic and military levels, had not come to a standstill. “It is a continuous process… it will take time,” he said, adding that around 50,000-60,0 ..

Indian troops continue to be deployed along the frontier in eastern Ladakh.

The People’s Liberation Army has so far refused to complete the stalled disengagement at Gogra, Hot Springs and Demchok as well as stop blocking Indian patrols in the strategically-located Depsang Plains, as reported by TOI earlier.