New Delhi: The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as per reports, has deployed more than 20,000 of its troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near the Eastern Ladakh sector.
“The Chinese Army has deployed around two divisions worth of troops (around 20,000) along the LAC in the Eastern Ladakh sector. There is another division (10,000 troops) which has been stationed by it in the Northern Xinjiang province almost a 1,000 kilometres from the front but they can be mobilised to reach our frontiers in maximum 48 hours time due to the flat terrain on the Chinese side,” top government sources told news agency ANI.
“We are keeping a close eye on the movement of these troops along with the ones which have been deployed close to the Indian territory,” the sources said.
Sources said the Chinese normally also have two divisions deployed in the Tibet region but this time, they have brought in close to two divisions extra from locations as far as 2,000 kilometres form mainland China for deployment against the Indian positions.
However, India is much vigilant about the situation and it is to be noted that despite having diplomatic and military level talks, the Chinese have not stepped back.
Tanks and BMP-2 infantry combat vehicles have been also flown in by the Air Force in addition to the existing elements of the armoured brigade deployed close to the DBO sector.
Karu-based Trishul Infantry Division along with its three brigades is guarding the Eastern Ladakh sector.