The chief of the Indian Army claimed that China “quite a number» Soldiers push the same number of men to New Delhi, on the disputed part of their Himalayan border.
Tensions between the two nuclear powers have been high since a bloody conflict in June 2020 bordering Tibet and the Indian territory of Ladakh. Following this deadly skirmish, Indian and Chinese armies sent thousands of reinforcements to this disputed border in the Himalayas.
General Manoj Mukund Naravane told reporters in Ladakh on Saturday that the presence of Chinese troops has increased along the 3,500-km border.quite a number“And this was the one”cause for concern».
General Naravane said that in response, the Indian Army is strengthening its presence on the border. “We have also introduced advanced weapons. We are strong, ready to face any situation“, he announced as per the comments reported by the newspaper times of India.
new meeting next week
India and China have been in talks since last year’s skirmish and according to General Naravane, a new meeting is due next week.
His remarks come days after Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying accused Indian troops of illegally crossing the border into Chinese territory, an allegation that New Delhi says “not based on factsLast week, Indian media, citing unnamed sources, reported that around 100 Chinese soldiers crossed the border into the state of Uttarakhand for several hours in late August.
Last year’s bloody blow, which killed 20 people on the Indian side according to New Delhi and four on the Chinese side according to Beijing, was the most severe between the two Asian giants since the 1962 Blitzkrieg, which saw China fall. India.
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