The Chinese military has increased its activities along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Barahoti area of Uttarakhand. The movement on the Chinese side in the area has reportedly been seen after a gap of over six months.
As per government sources, around 40 troops of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were recently spotted patrolling the area along the LAC in Barahoti. “Around 40 Chinese Army troops came to the area along the LAC in Barahoti. PLA troops were seen in the area after a long time,” the sources said.
In light of the recent developments along the LAC, the central sector may see heightened Chinese activity in the near future but all preparations have been made to deal with the situation, sources added. China has also heightened activity at its air base near Barahoti where a number of drones and helicopters have been operating, the sources said.
The Indian forces reportedly moved and deployed its troops in the sector in Uttarakhand last year to avoid a Ladakh-like scenario. India has positioned additional troops in the central sector and rear formations have gone ahead there, the sources said.