New Delhi: Amid the ongoing military standoff with India since 2020 in Ladakh, the Chinese Army has intensified its activities along the Barahoti area in Uttarakhand along the Line of Actual Control. Recently, a platoon of the People’s Liberation Army was seen operating in the region.
“A platoon (around 35 troops) of the PLA were seen operating around the Barahoti area in Uttarakhand and surveyed the area around there. The Chinese have been seen doing some activity around this area after a significant gap,” ANI reported.
Moreover, the Dragon’s Army has deployed a large number of drones at an airport near the Barahoti area.
On the other hand, the Indian side has made adequate arrangements in the area and has been monitoring the Chinese troops. The security establishment feels that the Chinese may attempt some activity in the region, but the preparedness for the Indian operation is more in the entire central region. According to ANI, India has positioned additional troops in the central sector. The Indian Air Force too has activated a few airbases in the region including the Chinyalisaund advanced landing ground where the An-32s aircraft have been making frequent landings.
Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat and Union Army Chief Lt Gen Y Dimri also visited the central sector border with China in recent days and reviewed the situation there and preparedness for the operation. Moreover, Chinookheavy-lift helicopters are also operating in that area and can conduct inter-valley troop transfers whenever necessary.