Any Chinese audacity on the Line of Acute Control (LAC) may outweigh it. This is because Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has given the army a free hand to give a befitting reply to any Chinese action. The army was earlier allowed to take action according to the situation, but now Rajnath Singh has clearly said that the army should be ready to respond to every action of China. It has also been reported that India will adopt different strategic methods to protect the border with China from now on.
Government sources said after a meeting with top military officials of Rajnath Singh to review the situation on the eastern Ladakh border, the armed forces deployed on the nearly 3500 km long border with China to respond to any daring of China Full freedom has been given. The meeting was attended by Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief Marshal R KS Bhadoria.
A keen eye on movement
According to sources, the Defense Minister said that the army should be ready to respond to every action of China. Army chiefs have been asked to keep a close watch on everything in China. Rajnath Singh has instructed top military officials to keep a close watch on China’s movements in the ground border, airspace and strategic sea lanes. He said that if the Chinese army dares to do something, then it should be answered immediately.
Violent clashes in Galvan valley
Indian and Chinese forces have been face to face for the last six weeks in many areas of eastern Ladakh. The tension reached its peak on the night of 15 June when 20 Indian soldiers received Veeragati and wounded 76 others in a violent clash in the Galvan Valley. China also suffered 43 military casualties but has not officially said anything about it.
Tension may increase on Pangong lake
China has been shocked after not being able to make up its mind in the Galvan Valley. It has now blocked 8 km of Pangong Lake. In such a situation, the experts fear that the next dispute could be over Pangong Lake. There has been a skirmish between the forces on 5 and 6 May. But if it happens this time, then it is difficult to be limited to bashing, stoning and baton.
At present, the Indian Army is also fully alert in Galvan Valley. Both the Army and the Air Force are on high alert. The Modi government has given the army full freedom to respond to any of China’s mischief.