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Amid reports of tense situation in Ladakh, Army Chief says Indian troops were ‘maintaining posture’ along LAC

New Delhi: The recent stand-offs between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China in Ladakh and Sikkim have raised several questions on the mutual agreement between the two countries to uphold peace along the Line of Actual Control.

Two back to incidents of violent face-offs between the two countries along LAC has put the Indian Army in a spot of bother and General MM Naravane on Thursday had to clarify that Indian troops were doing nothing but “maintaining posture” with the Chinese side, news agency PTI quoted the Army Chief as saying.

“I can say with confidence that development of infrastructure capabilities along our northern borders is on track. Our force posture will not suffer due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” the Army Chief said.

The aggression along the China border has raised eyebrows but General Naravane maintained that the Indian border security personnel have always upheld peace along those regions.

“It is reiterated that these incidents were neither co-related, nor do they have any connection with other global or local activities. All such incidents are managed by established mechanisms where-in local formations from both sides resolve issues mutually as per established protocols and strategic guidelines given by the prime minister after the Wuhan and Mamallapuram summits,” Gen Naravane said, according to the news agency.

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