Amidst hope of a resolution in the border tensions between India and China, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane will visit the Uttarakhand border on a two-day tour.
The military chief will interact with senior officers in the region and review the security arrangements and operational preparedness at the various spots bordering China. He will visit the forward positions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) where army troops have been stationed through the winter season.
India and China have been at loggerheads for the last five months ever since the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) transgressed from their side to the Indian side of the LAC in Eastern Ladakh. While the Xi Jinping government has maintained that there has been no territorial breaching on their part, the Indian administration has constantly pushed for the disengagement of the Chinese soldiers from the disputed locations.
During the eighth round of military dialogue between the two nations, a joint statement was issued by both the parties agreeing to amicably resolve the situation and work towards maintaining peace and tranquility at the border.