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No ground lost in Depsang but India hasn’t accessed large parts for 15 years

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No ground lost: A top security officer has cleared the air about the loss of ground in Depsang. He said that China has been blocking India s access to four traditional patrolling points since April this year, however there is no loss of ground in this time period as Indian troops had no access to large territory on their side of Line of Actual Control for more than 10 or 15 years.

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China is been engaging in mobilisation of troops since April 

The officer added there is no recorded mobilisation of troops by Pakistan either along Line of Actual Control or in Siachen which is located 80 km west of Depsang, other than the violation of ceasefire and infiltration. The tension is very serious in Ladakh while the Indian Army if fully prepared and seized of the possible attacks from Chinese troops in any other place other than LAC. Indian Army is now heavily guarding Eastern Ladakh as well as at Eastern command too. The Indian Forces are on high alert in Eastern Ladakh.

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No ground lost in Depsang

Many round of talks are going on to ease situation on LAC

Chinese troops disengaged and are pulled back from Patrolling Point-4 in July in Galwan Valley however small number of Chinese troops are still on the side of India at LAC at PP-15 (which is also called ‘hot springs’) and PP-17A in the Gogra post. Chinese troops never pulled of Finger-4 ridgeline in Pangong Tso’s north bank. The distance between India and Chinese troops is less than 500 metres in Finger 4.

China had positioned two brigades and has deliberately cut off Indian troops access from PP 10 to 13 in Depsang Plain area. The Depsang plain is strategically important as it is in midst of mountainous terrain  it offers flat surface which could be very useful for both countries’ troops and as well as is 30

 

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