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India monitors the concentration of Chinese troops in Eastern Ladakh and also deploys additional troops. It is reported by The Times of India, citing military sources in new Delhi.
It is noted that the border with China has deployed three Indian infantry divisions, the number of each of them reaches 10-12 thousand soldiers. In addition, the border has deployed tanks and artillery and fighter jets of the Indian air force regularly patrol the area.
Military sources say that new Delhi is trying to prevent “further invasion of Beijing” in the area of Dapsang-Bulg. According to them, before the Chinese army has deployed infantry and mechanized divisions in Ladakh. Chinese soldiers also erected a new camp and vantage points in the valley Galvan.
Jun 23, India and China agreed to take measures to reduce tension at the disputed border area in Ladakh. It happened after 16 June in the area dozens of soldiers of Indian army were killed during a firefight. Representatives of new Delhi believe that this happened as a result of efforts of the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo. In addition, the Indian media wrote about the 43 victims of the Chinese.
Now the two most populated countries — China and India — parts of a conventional line, dubbed “line MacMahon” (on behalf of the foreign Secretary of British India, who suggested the border in 1914). India and the government of the Dalai Lama (the actual head of state of Tibet) recognized the existing border, and China is not, as was reported in an official diplomatic note in 1959.
After that, several attempts to solve the two Sino-Indian agreements of 1993 and 1996 were unsuccessful. There are two controversial plot border areas in the North-Eastern part of Kashmir and in the North of the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
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