New Delhi: The Chinese troops wanted to do a further deeper incursion into Eastern Ladakh before the Indian troops foiled their attempt, reveals a report submitted by the security agencies to the government.
Security agencies have submitted a detailed report to the Modi-led government on the Chinese military build-up in Eastern Ladakh, ANI reported today. The official report has given out details about the Chinese build-up in different sectors from the topmost area including the Daulat Beg Oldi sector and the Pangong Tso sector, sources told ANI.
The sources further said the government has also been apprised by the agencies on how the Chinese could so swiftly build up in these areas and manage to bring in troops in such large numbers.
Starting from the first week of May, the official report says China has been able to bring in more than 5,000 troops in the Eastern Ladakh sector along the Line of Actual Control.
“Initially, they surprised the Indian side by the heavy troop movement but then India also started matching it by rushing in troops from its reserve division trained in high altitude warfare,” the report says.
“This was in addition to the troops already deployed in the Ladakh sector as part of the 3 Division based in Karu. Since the first week of May, the Chinese who are sitting inside Indian territory at some places on the LAC, there has not been any change in the ground situation and multiple face-offs had taken place between the soldiers of both sides,” it adds.
As per the assessment, the official report says Chinese troops wanted to do a further deeper incursion into the Indian side but the timely deployment of troops by Indian forces did not allow that to happen.
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