Gen Naravane said his forces have been maintaining the highest level of operational preparedness in eastern Ladakh and the threat assessment and internal deliberations have resulted in re-organisation and re-alignment of the troops.
In one of the photos, released by the sources in the Indian security establishment, around 30 Indian soldiers were seen with the national flag.
Ladakh: The images of Army holding Tricolour at Galwan valley as part of New Year celebrations were also posted by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju. The images were released three days after China's state media played up a purported video of PLA soldiers near the Galwan valley.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has questioned PM Narendra Modi’s silence on China’s bridge construction over Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh along LAC(Line of Actual Control).
Under the ITBP Act and Rules, an officer can be tried by a GFC on charges of corruption and other irregularities, following which the order of the GFC is either upheld or quashed by the "confirming authority", which is the ITBP DG.
Opposition raises question of Ladakh's status qou regarding the Sino-India in Rajya Sabha Session
The Indian side at the virtual talks was led by Naveen Srivastava, additional secretary of the East Asia Division of the MEA. India is insisting that both armies move back to positions they occupied at the end of April 2020 in eastern Ladakh.
The United States Pentagon said that China has unsuccessfully sought to prevent US-India ties from deepening and that it is "taking incremental and tactical actions" to press its claims at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
India has deployed upgraded L70 anti-aircraft guns in forward areas along the LAC in addition to its existing Swedish Bofors guns and M-777 howitzers that were inducted just months back.
Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane said if the Chinese military maintains the deployment through the second winter, it may lead to an LoC-like situation (Line of Control) though not an active LoC as is there on the western front with Pakistan.
Chinese troops carrying banners came along the LAC at Dalocamgo, Demchok, on July 6 and objected to Dalai Lama's birthday celebrations.
Speaking with Foreign Minister of China, H.E. Mr. Wang Yi over a phone call, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar discussed the situation along the LAC on Thursday.
The two sides held a Corps Commander-level meeting at the Moldo border point on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Saturday.
The statement by the ministry came hours after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that the government has 'ceded' Indian territory to China.
According to reports about 12,000 vaccines have been sent to Ladakh of which 4,000 will be used to inoculate soldiers posted along the border with China.
Addressing an annual press conference in New Delhi, General Naravane said Indian forces had to rise to the occasion in dealing with challenges last year.
One Chinese soldier was apprehended by the Indian Army near the south bank of the Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh on Friday
'The PLA escalated the situation by utilisation of unorthodox weapons and amassing a large number of troops,' a report stated
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
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