Amid Indo-China standoff CDS Bipin Rawat Visits Ladakh

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Tasaduq Hussain

Leh: Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat is on a visit to Ladakh to review the operational readiness and situation in eastern areas amid the long haul of the Indian Army to protect the territory.

The situation in eastern Ladakh is tense for over six months now and 20 Army personnel were killed while protecting the Chinese PLA from ingressing into Indian territory and the army also foiled a probative move of China to change the status quo.

Defence sources told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat is on a visit to Ladakh where he would be briefed on the current situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by the top commanders.

They said that the CDS will be briefed by the top commanders of Fire and Fury crops based in Leh.

“CDS will be briefed about the situation along LAC and on the operational readiness of the forces deployed there”, they said.

The visit of CDS comes just days after the Indian Army Chief, General MM Naravane visited Ladakh and met the commanders and personnel deployed there amid the India-China standoff.

Meanwhile, officials also informed that Chief Of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Monday also visited Ladakh where he interacted with personnel deployed in forward areas and paid tributes to fallen soldiers.

“CAS visited bases and ALGs in Ladakh sector including Thoise and Nyoma. He reviewed the status of deployments and interacted with personnel deployed in forward areas. During his visit to DBO, CAS laid a wreath at the war memorial and paid tributes to the fallen braves”, the Indian Air Force said in a tweet.

Indian Air Force, ever since the situation in eastern Ladakh worsened has earned praise and remained deployed there.

It may be recalled that ever since the situation escalated in eastern Ladakh post the June 15 Clash last year a series of talks were held at a different level between the two counties have not yielded any concrete outcome—(KNO)

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