The Chinese army has increased its activities in the Barahoti area in Uttarakhand along the line of control. India has placed additional troops in the central sector and many rear formations have advanced there, sources said. The Indian Air Force has also activated a few airbases there.
- The Chinese army has increased its activities in the Barahoti area in Uttarakhand along the line of control.
- This came to the fore after a platoon of people’s liberation army was seen operating in the area recently, ANI reported.
- The sources, however, confirmed that the Indian side has also made adequate arrangements in the region.
Observers have noted a significant development in the continuing Indo-China military stalemate in the Galwan valley in Ladakh: the Chinese army has escalated its activity in the Barahoti area of Uttarakhand, which is located along the line of control.
This was brought to light after a platoon of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was spotted operating in the area recently, according to ANI.
“Recently, a platoon (about 35 soldiers) from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was seen moving around the Barahoti area in Uttarakhand and surveying the surrounding area.” Following a substantial breach, the Chinese were observed engaging in some operations in this area, according to ANI’s sources.
But the Indian side has also made enough preparations, according to the sources, who corroborated this. Many believe that China’s security system is a precursor to any kind of activity in the region, but India’s operational readiness is high throughout the core sector of the country.
General Bipin Rawat, the chief of the Defense Staff, and Central Army Lt. Gen. Dimri has also visited the central sector boundary with China recently to assess the situation and operational readiness there, according to the officials.
Chinese activity at an airbase near the Barahoti area has also escalated, and a huge number of drones have been placed there, according to the report, which was published on Monday. According to the sources, India has increased the number of troops in the central sector, and several rear formations have advanced into the area.
The Indian Air Force has also activated a number of airbases in the area, including the Chinyalisaund Forward Arriving Ground, where An-32 fighters have been landing on a regular basis recently.
According to ANI, the Chinook Heavy-lift helicopters also operate in the area and are capable of transporting troops between valleys when necessary.