New Delhi: Amid the standoff with China in Eastern Ladakah, India has sent out a stern message to Beijing that it will continue infrastructure development in strategic areas, located along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and the three Service Chiefs.
Earlier in the day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also held a meeting with the CDS and the three Service Chiefs during which they arrived at a decision to deploy more troops identical with the strength of China’s military, at regions where standoffs are underway.
Accoridng to sources, Rajnath Singh has directed the military leadership to carry on with key projects along the LAC, underlining that there was no need for a review amid the standoff with China. Such key projects along the LAC are underway in Ladakh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh.
The standoff between the armies of India and China had started on the evening of May 5, when troops from both sides indulged in a violent face-off at Pangong Tso lake.
China is irked with India’s developing a a key road in the Finger area of Pangong Tso Lake besides another one that connects the Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldie road in Galwan Valley.