An Army convoy moves along the Srinagar-Leh National highway, in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir, 17 June, 2020. | PTI
An Army convoy moves along the Srinagar-Leh National highway, in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir (representational image) | PTI Photo
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New Delhi: Front-line bases of the Indian army and the air force along the nearly 3,500 km de-facto border with China were Wednesday put on high alert in view of the worst border clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh that left 20 Army personnel dead, official sources said.

The Indian Navy has also been asked to raise its alert level in the Indian Ocean Region where Chinese Navy has been making regular forays.

The decision to raise the alert level of the three forces were taken at a high-level meeting Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held with Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs, sources said.

The Army has already rushed in additional troops to all its key front-line bases and formations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh, they said.

The Indian Air Force has already raised the alert level in all its front-line bases tasked to keep an eye on the LAC, the de-facto border.

The sources said the Navy is increasing its deployment in the Indian Ocean Region to send across a strong message to the Chinese Navy.

Also read: These are the 20 soldiers ‘killed in action’ in Galwan after clashes with Chinese troops


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  1. Alert !

    IAF has no role !

    Navy ? Cannot have the temerity to block Malacca or even stop Chinese flag ships or the PRC oil supply ! It has no role !

    For what ?

    It is game over !

    The PRC will not retreat !

    Now,it will provoke and expand – in Sikkim and Arunachal ! dindooohindoo

    It has got the EXCUSE that it wanted !

    They were just waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting !

    If I was a PLA Honcho I would light up the DMZ – diversion for the world and the USA – and then takeover the North East

    This is also the time for DPRK to strike – a population of 1 million with Nil COVID – can extract the maximum concessions from the world and provide a cover to PLA in India .

    It will also test NATO and US presence in the Sea of Japan and South China Sea


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