Indo-China standoff: Full freedom to armed forces to deal with Chinese troops: Ministry of Defence
New Delhi: After Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held high level meeting of top military brass on situation in eastern Ladakh, the armed forces have been given full freedom to deal with any act of aggression by the China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de-facto border between the two countries, the government sources said on Sunday.
The sources said that the Army as well as the IAF have already been ramping up their operational capabilities along the LAC to effectively deal with any Chinese misadventure.
The source said that the defence minister Singh told the top military brass to maintain strict vilil on the activities of China around, land, air sea lanes of the country. He told to asked them for adopting a tough approach in dealing with any misadventures by the Chinese forces.
It needs to be mentioned that Indian and Chinese armies have been on a six-week standoff in several areas of eastern Ladakh. The ties between the two countries came under severe strain after Chinese military killed 20 Indian Army personnel and injured around 76 in a violent clash in Galwan Valley on June 15. China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has not yet talked about the number of casualties it suffered.