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Forces under eastern command, which oversees LAC in northeast, have been put on ‘Border Management Posture’, part of the escalation matrix factored in by Army.
India believes Beijing will now ratchet up pressure on Dhaka to hand over certain lucrative infrastructure and connectivity projects to it to ‘provoke’ New Delhi.
Australian High Commissioner also said Australia remains deeply concerned by 'actions' in the South China Sea & rejecta China's 'unlawful maritime claims' in the region.
Chinese envoy Sun Weidong reiterated his allegation that it was India that triggered Galwan Valley clash by violating the understanding reached at 6 June commanders’ meeting.
The government has also imposed restrictions on Chinese companies participating in infrastructure projects, either through contracting or subcontracting.
In 1962, China had used deception to mount a full-frontal attack on India. However, some feel China can no longer catch India off-guard since Army has beefed up presence along LAC.
With thousands of tonnes of rations & special winter clothing, Army is busy making preparations for the additional soldiers moved to the LAC amid tensions with China.
India, China will keep watch on each other to see how much disengagement is being done. This will entail daily hotline talks at Chushul-Moldo meeting point in Ladakh.
Former Northern Army commander Lt Gen Panag also said the strategic Darbuk-Shyokh-Daulat Beg Oldie would be rendered non-operational in case of a war with China.
In a statement, Army also said both sides have agreed to discuss ‘complete disengagement’ in Ladakh, but the process will require ‘constant verification’.