Will India revise the border protection protocol in Ladakh?
NEW DELHI, ($1= Indian Rupees) – India may revise the protocols agreed with China for command and control of troops on the line of de facto control in the Ladakh border region, which replaces the border between the countries there, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing the commander of the East India Army, Lieutenant General Manoi Pande.
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Pande said that “strategic guidance in resolving the situation under de facto control is to comply with mutually agreed protocols and agreements and this is our effort, even though it is an action or response from the other side,”.
“Because of what has happened and what we need to do in the future, I believe that this (revision of the protocols) is being considered at a higher level,” he added.
There is a long-standing territorial dispute between India and China over ownership of a mountainous region in northern Kashmir, as well as nearly 60,000 square meters. kilometers in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The line of de facto control, which replaces the border between the countries in this region, runs in the Ladakh region. In the fall of 1962, this dispute even escalated into a border war.
Earlier, China accused India of unrealistic border requirements.
It will be recalled that in February the countries completed the division of forces at the mountainous Pangong Lake in the Ladakh border region. The situation there worsened in early May 2020, when several military conflicts arose, after which both sides stepped up their presence in the region.
India has deployed about 50,000 troops and a variety of military equipment in the region. China has an equal number of forces. In early February, the parties announced the withdrawal of forces from the shores of Lake Pangong.
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China has called on QUAD not to disrupt Beijing’s relations with countries in the region. China has also decided to strengthen its position in East Ladakh and set up a military infrastructure on the border with India.
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