India and China were locked in a military standoff at multiple friction points in eastern Ladakh since early May last year.
The additional deployment is expected to give India more options to attack and seize territory in China if necessary in a strategy known as “offensive defence”, a senior official as saying.
No de-escalation without complete disengagement at all friction points: Army Chief Gen Naravane on Ladakh standoff with China
Army Chief Gen MM Naravane said India is dealing with China in a 'firm' and 'non-escalatory' manner to ensure the sanctity of its claims in eastern Ladakh.
External Affairs minister S Jaishankar felt that disengagement at all friction points necessary to consider de-escalation of troops.
Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei was seen raining blows on a Chinese soldier in a video of last year's Galwan incident.
Beijing’s perceptions of New Delhi’s potential threats to its interests may force it to look for alternate ways of conflict initiation while retaining international credibility
As per Army sources, disengagement of tanks, artillery and infantry soldiers is complete on the south, landforms have been restored to the April 2020 position.
In the talks, India is learnt to have insisted on a faster disengagement process in areas like Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang to bring down tension in the region.
Indian Army occupying the Kailash Range has been an important turning point, feels Lt gen Hooda and Lt Gen KJS Pannu, a former 14 Corps Commander.
The MoD said the territory of India is as depicted in the map of India and includes more than 43,000 sq km currently under illegal occupation of China since 1962.
On Thursday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made a detailed statement in Parliament on the disengagement pact.
It was in accordance with the consensus at the ninth round of China-India Corps Commander level meeting, he added.
While Indian sources said it was limited to armoured vehicles, China claimed that the frontline troops from both sides along the Pangong Tso had started disengaging.
There was no official comment by either the Indian Defence Ministry or the Indian Army on the Chinese statement.
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