New Delhi: Sources said that after a high level meeting of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh with the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and the Chiefs of the three Services of the Army, the decision was taken to raise the level of alert for the three forces. He said that the Army has already dispatched additional troops to all the bases and troops deployed on the front along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. “The rules of mutual contact will be different from now on,” a top Army official told PTI. The Prime Minister has outlined a broad policy about it. “
The Indian Army and Air Force bases on the front of the nearly 3,500-km border with China were put on high alert in the wake of clashes between Indian and Chinese forces in the Galvan Valley in eastern Ladakh. Official sources have given this information. 20 soldiers of India were killed in a skirmish with Chinese troops on Monday night in the Galvan Valley. The Indian Navy has been asked to increase its vigilance in the Indian Ocean region, where the Chinese Navy has regular activities.
Giving a strong message to China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India wants peace but if provoked, it is able to respond appropriately. He also said that the sacrifice of Indian soldiers will not go in vain. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met Prime Minister Modi in the evening and briefed him about the steps taken to increase military strength with LAC to deal with any incident. Sources said that the Indian Air Force has also asked to keep an eye on the LAC by raising the alert on all its frontline bases.
Sources said that in order to give a strong message to the Chinese Navy, the Indian Navy is increasing its deployment in the Indian Ocean region. Sources said that the armed forces will strongly respond to any offensive action by the Chinese Army. During this time, another round of Major General level talks of the two armies took place, during which methods of implementing an agreement between the two sides at deadlocked points were discussed. There has been a standoff between the two armies in Galvan and several other areas of eastern Ladakh since May 5.