China enhancing infra along LAC, says Army’s Eastern Command chief | Latest News India

China People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is finishing up functionality enhancement each by way of infrastructure and operational functionality in a big measure throughout the border in Arunachal Pradesh, the Indian Army’s Eastern Command chief stated on Monday.

General Officer Commanding-in Chief of the Eastern command, Lt Gen RP Kalita, stated that whereas such actions on the opposite facet of the Line of Actual had been underway, the Indian facet was additionally monitoring the state of affairs and constantly upgrading its infrastructure and capabilities.

Addressing a press convention, the senior officer stated, “We talk about border villages created close to LAC which have dual-use possibilities. If we put everything together, it would suffice to say that the PLA is carrying out capability enhancement whether in infrastructure, or operational capability in a large measure.”

“Across the LAC in the Tibet region, a lot of infrastructure development is going on. The other side is constantly upgrading their road, rail and air connectivity so that they are in a better position to respond to a situation or mobilise forces.”

“We are continuously monitoring the situation. We are also upgrading our infrastructure and capabilities as well as the mechanism to handle the situation. These have put us in a robust position,” he added.

He additional stated the character of warfare is altering with the fast growth of the know-how. “So to keep pace with the technology, we also need to evolve our own methodology and our own responses to various challenges.”

He stated tough terrain and inclement climate situations, nonetheless, posed main challenges in enhancing capabilities and infrastructure in ahead places, whereas including the Indian Army is absolutely prepared with “high level of operational preparedness”.

He additionally spoke about how the dearth of correct demarcation of the boundary, particularly along the McMahon Line, led to totally different perceptions and subsequent face-offs. 

“It has created different perceptions of the border between India and China that are not agreed upon by both sides. While most of the time, we handle the situation through existing mechanisms, at times it has led to frictions,” Kalita stated.

Further, the senior officer denied studies of any intrusion is happening along the border for the reason that 1962 conflict. “Once the boundary is properly demarcated, I hope there will be no problem,” he stated.

(With inputs from companies)

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