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The development comes days after 12th round of corps-commander-level talks between India & China, which were held on 31 July on Chinese side of the LAC.
During a meeting last week in Dushanbe, Jaishankar had told his Chinese counterpart that any unilateral change in the status quo along LAC was 'unacceptable' to India.
Emergency financial powers besides existing special financial powers have helped the Army make technological upgrades to infantry soldiers along the LoC and LAC.
Rahul Gandhi had earlier walked out of his first meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence following a verbal spat over a briefing on military structures.
Addressing a think tank in Moscow, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said Ladakh standoff has ‘disturbed’ the foundation of India-China ties in the past year.
India's comments come a day after China said its military deployment along the LAC is a normal 'defence arrangement' aimed to respond to actions by the 'relevant' country.
In weeks before Galwan Valley clash, IAF had helped deploy Army personnel and equipment to Ladakh, besides bringing in winter stocks for the additional soldiers posted there.
Gautam Bambawale, former Indian ambassador to China, tells ThePrint India needs to build strong coalitions, like the Quad, to face the military coercion China is attempting in eastern Ladakh.
Lt Gen. Manoj Pande will be the new Eastern Army Commander and Lt Gen. Ajai Singh will take over the charge of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
With tensions continuing with China, India has deployed more troops along the Line of Actual Control this summer than before.