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Increase in Chinese deployment a matter of concern: Army Chief

SRINAGAR, October 02, 2021: Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that the increase in deployment by Chinese troops across the border was a matter of concern.

He said that India has made equal deployment in terms of troops and infrastructure in its areas along the LAC and there is no way anyone can behave aggressively again.

General Naravane, who is in Ladakh for his two-day visit, said, “Since the last six months the situation at the friction points is normal. Conversations are going on. We had the 12th round of talks last month and we expect the 13th round of talks to be done by the second week of October.

“When the talks started, people were skeptical whether talks would solve anything, but I firmly believe that we can resolve our differences through talks and this is what has happened in the last few months,” he said.

The army chief said, “China has deployed (its army) in large numbers up to Eastern Ladakh and Eastern Command. There has been an increase in deployment and this is a matter of concern for us. We are also making similar developments in terms of infrastructure and deployment of troops. We are fully prepared to deal with any situation.” (PTK)

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