Defence

No reduction in troops from China, India at friction points, says Army chief

By Times Of India

Amid border tension with China, Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday said that there has been no decrease in the strength of troops either on the Chinese side or Indian side as far as the friction points are concerned and asserted that issues will be addressed on the basis of mutual and equal security.

“Every year PLA troops come to traditional training areas. With winter and completion of the training period, training areas have been vacated. Fair to assume those troops who were in depth areas in Tibetan Plateau have gone back and that’s the reduction in strength on the plateau,” General Naravane said during his annual press conference today, ahead of the Army Day.

“There has been no decrease in strength either on their side (China) or our side as far as the friction points are concerned,” he said.

“Talks (between India and China) will be used to address the issues on the basis of mutual and equal security. I am confident that we would be able to resolve the issue,” the Army chief added.

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