General Bipin Rawat in Ladakh: Army chief reviews security days after Pangong Lake scuffle
Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday reviewed the security in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, days after a skirmish took place between Indian and Chinese troops.
New Delhi: Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday reviewed the security in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, days after a skirmish took place between Indian and Chinese troops in the area, defence sources said.
Rawat met troops, visited a few forward areas, and was satisfied with the security situation.
The army chief, who reached Ladakh on Sunday and on Monday attended an event where five battalions of Ladakh Scouts were awarded President's Colours award by President Ram Nath Kovind, came back to Delhi on Tuesday afternoon after reviewing the security.
A scuffle took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers on 15 August, when Chinese soldiers tried to cross the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The skirmish was first of its kind, where soldiers resorted to stone pelting and fist-cuffing, resulting in injury to troops on both sides.
A border personnel meeting that took place on 16 August, which saw both sides agreeing for taking steps to ensure peace along the border and leave the incidents behind, according to sources.
Meanwhile, a standoff with China in the Sikkim sector has been continuing since 16 June.
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This comes after army officials revealed that the new modus operandi to indoctrinate and train Kashmiri youth in militancy was to call them through proper visa channels, rather than having them take the risk of crossing the border illegally.
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