New Delhi, UP, 04 July: In response to the deployment of large number of troops from the Chinese side on the Ladakh border, the Indian Army has deployed another division.
After the deployment of this division, the Indian Army has a total of four divisions in East Ladakh only, whereas before May only one division was deployed in this area.
However, this is believed to be the largest deployment of the army on any border by India.
According to sources, this new division, taken from Uttar Pradesh, will remain stationed in East Ladakh, which will have between 15 and 20 thousand soldiers.
With this, the artillery of this division will also be taken to Ladakh. After the Galwan incident, China has gradually increased the deployment of its troops on the Line of Actual (LAC).
In response to the deployment of Chinese troops along the border, India has also deployed tanks, infantry vehicles and about 10,000 additional troops.
In Ladakh 856 km adjoining border with China starts from Karakoram Pass and reaches Chumur in South Ladakh.
However, China is trying to infiltrate from the every part of the LAC ie Karakoram Pass to Daulat Beg Oldi, Depsang Plain, Galwan Valley, Pengang Lake, Demchouk, Koil and Chumur.
Of these, Depsang Plain is also a major issue of border dispute after Galwan Valley and Pengang Lake.
Daulat Beg Oldi, the airstrip of the Indian Air Force (IAF) also has the title of being the world’s highest airstrip at an altitude of 5065 near the Depsang Valley.
The Indian Army does not want to leave any part of the disputed areas unprotected on the LAC, that is why it is increasing the deployment of its troops in response to the Chinese Army.
Earlier in May, two mountain divisions from Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh were deployed in Ladakh soon after the tensions began.
Accustomed to the situation or environment, these soldiers were prepared in places in eastern Ladakh where they can front the Chinese with promptness.
Although, two months after the tensions began, only after the deployment of more troops, tanks and armoured vehicles has started by China, in response to it, the Indian Army has also increased its strength in Ladakh.
Before May, a division of the Indian Army was stationed near Leh and its soldiers used to monitor the entire area from Siachen to Chumur.
The 14th Corp of Leh-based Army is the only corps that has the responsibility of handling the border of both Pakistan (LOC) and China (LAC).
The 8th Division is responsible for the security of areas such as Kargil, Dras with Pakistan while the 3rd Division is with the security of the outskirts of China.
Lt. General Harinder Singh, commander of the 14th Corps, has held three rounds of talks with Major General Lin Liu, commander of the Tibet military district on behalf of China, but the consensus reached in these meetings has not been grounded.