Mumbai: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that the Chinese side has mobilized a large number of troops and forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and said that the Indian armed forces have made adequate counter deployments in response to China’s action.
“So far, the Chinese side has mobilized a large number of troops and armies in the LAC as well as depth zones. There are several friction zones in eastern Ladakh including Gogra, Kongka La and the north and south shores of Pangong Lake. In response to Chinese actions, our armed forces have also deployed adequate counters in these areas to fully defend India’s security interests. ”
“The House must remain confident that our armed forces will successfully meet this challenge, and we are proud of them for this. The situation that now prevails involves sensitive operational issues.
Therefore, I would not like to reveal more about this and I am sure this House will understand this sensitivity,” he said.
The Defense Minister said that India is committed to resolving the current issues in the border areas through peaceful dialogue and consultation.
He also said that he has voiced Indian concerns for his Chinese counterpart in Moscow on 4 September.
“To achieve this objective, I met my Chinese counterpart in Moscow on 4 September and we had an in-depth discussion. I clearly put my concerns before the Chinese side, which was responsible for the deployment of large numbers of troops, aggressive behavior and Singh said that the status quo unilaterally changed (violation of bilateral agreements),” he said.
“It also clarified that we want to resolve this issue peacefully and we want the Chinese side to work together with us. At the same time we also made it clear that we are fully committed to protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India,” he said.
Singh said that Foreign Minister S Jaishankar met the Chinese Foreign Minister in Moscow on 10 September.
“Both have reached an agreement, if the Chinese side is implemented honestly and honestly, there can be complete restoration and restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas,” he said.
The two countries have been at loggerheads since April-May and China has refused to vacate the Finger Area and other friction points in the East Ladakh region.
Several rounds of talks have also failed to produce any significant results in reducing tensions and now the Indian side has prepared itself for long term deployment in the high mountain region.
(With Agency Inputs)