Digital Desk, New Delhi. The Chinese Army has increased its activities along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Barahoti area of Uttarakhand. The region has witnessed movement from the Chinese side after a gap of more than six months. According to government sources, around 40 soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have been seen patrolling the area along the LAC in Barahoti recently.
Sources said that in view of the recent developments along the LAC, Chinese activity in the central sector may increase in the near future, but all preparations have been made to deal with the situation. Sources said China has also intensified activities at its airbase near Barahoti where several drones and helicopters are operating. Indian forces reportedly deployed their troops in the sector in Uttarakhand last year to avoid a Ladakh-like scenario. Sources said that India has deployed additional troops in the central sector and the rear formations have moved there.
China claims Barahoti as its own. For this reason, many violations have been seen in Atin too. Recently, Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat and Central Army Commander Lt Gen Y Dimri reviewed the security situation in the Central Sector, which includes the LAC in Uttarakhand.
Let us tell you that in early May last year, a military standoff started in eastern Ladakh between India and China. The two sides completed the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the north and south banks of Pangong Lake in February after a series of military and diplomatic talks. Both sides are now engaged in talks to speed up the process of disengagement at the remaining friction points.
According to military officials, each side currently has around 50,000 to 60,000 troops along the Line of Actual Control in the sensitive area.