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Tenga/Bum La (Arunachal Pradesh): It is not just in eastern Ladakh that China has become aggressive since May last year, but also the Eastern Sector where the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) seeks to test India’s ability to defend the Line of Actual Control (LAC) “almost every fortnight”, ThePrint has learnt.
However, due to India’s increased focus on technology-backed surveillance techniques, the Army has been able to pre-empt the Chinese patrolling into Indian territories by countering them earlier than before, sources in the defence and security establishment said.
Sources also said India is keeping track of Chinese build-up in depth areas, away from the LAC, and fine-tuning its operational plans accordingly.
But the Indian defence establishment is concerned over China speeding up its infrastructure development activities close to the LAC across the Eastern Sector besides beefing up its positions with more soldiers and equipment.
This has meant that there is a greater concentration of troops not just in depth areas but at the LAC...