(Kajal Singh intern journalist): Amid increasing tension, India and China have increased the number of troops in Ladakh. Neither the army nor the foreign ministry commented on the growing tension between the two armies.
New Delhi: Indian and Chinese forces have adopted an aggressive stand nearly two weeks after the fierce clash, deploying additional troops to the areas surrounding the Galwan Valley and Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh. Military sources gave this information on Wednesday. It is being told that the top military officers of India are constantly monitoring the situation. At the same time, the US said that the aggressive behavior of Chinese soldiers is a reminder of the danger presented by China.
Ellis Wells, the outgoing head of the Bureau of South and Central Asia at the US State Department, said he thinks tensions at the border are a warning that Chinese aggression is not always just rhetoric. Whether it is the South China Sea or the border with India, we are seeing provocative and disturbing behavior by China.
Sources said that the Chinese troops greatly increased their presence in the areas around Pangong Lake and have even brought additional boats to the lake. Sources said that both sides have deployed more troops at places like Demchauk and Daulat Beg Oldi. The area around Galvan has been a point of contention between the two sides for the last six decades.
Sources said that the Chinese side has installed a large number of tents in the Galvan Valley region. After this, India has also sent additional troops to guard the area. Sources said that the Chinese side has objected to the construction of an important road around the Galvan river by India.
On May 5, about 250 Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed with iron rods and batons. Many soldiers on both sides were injured in this.
Neither the army nor the foreign ministry has commented on the growing tension between the two armies. It is believed that additional troops have also been sent to several areas of North Sikkim amid an aggressive stand to protect the disputed border.