Army Chief General MM Narwane said on Thursday that Indian troops are maintaining their ‘position’ along the border with China and that infrastructure development is going on in the border areas. His statement came days after two separate incidents of violent clashes between the soldiers of the two countries. He said that the behavior of Chinese and Indian soldiers in the incidents in East Ladakh and North Sikkim was aggressive and due to this, the soldiers of both sides suffered minor injuries.
The army chief said that the matter was resolved between the two sides after local talks. He said that it has been reiterated that neither of these two incidents had any relation between them nor did they have any relation with any other global or local activities. He was replying to questions asked by reporters regarding the deadlock.
General Narwane said, “There are already established mechanisms for resolving all such incidents wherein the local authorities on both sides resolve the issues as per the mutually established protocols and strategic guidelines given by the Prime Minister after the Wuhan and Mamallapuram meetings.” . “
He said that Indian soldiers always maintain peace in the border areas. “I can say with confidence that the development of basic capabilities on our northern borders is on track. There will be no change in the position of our forces due to the Kovid-19 epidemic,” he said. Nine days after the violent clash, the situation in East Ladakh region remains tense and the soldiers of the two countries are keeping an eye on each other.