Amid Tensions With China, IAF Vice Chief Visits Ladakh, Asks To Be On Alert

Highlights

• India-China border dispute
• Harjit Singh Arora reached Ladakh
 •Asked air warriors to be on alert


Ladakh: On Friday (August 7) ​​amid tension with China, Indian Air Force Vice Chief Harjeet Singh Arora visited Western Air Command's forward base in the Ladakh region.  The Vice Chief of the Air Force reviewed the operational preparations.  He was given the details of the deployment of the Air Force.  Harjeet Singh Arora asked the air warriors to be on alert and ready for combat duty at all times.

Explain that the Indian Army and Air Force will maintain extremely high level of operational readiness in all areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, North Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh.  Also, until a satisfactory solution is found about the deadlock with China, a high level of vigilance will be taken.  

Sources have said that, Army Chief General MM Naravane has already instructed all the senior commanders of the Army, who are monitoring the operation of border structures with LAC, to maintain a very high level of vigilance and any daring in China.  Take an aggressive approach to deal with.

In the last three weeks in view of the deadlock, the Army Chief has held long and detailed discussions with senior commanders looking at the 3,500-km-long Line of Actual Control.  Fresh instructions have been given by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China to maintain high vigil in the wake of completely ignoring their troops from several deadlocked points in eastern Ladakh, including Pangong TSo, Depsang and Gogra.  Sources said that India has already informed China that there is no option but to restore the status quo in all areas of eastern Ladakh to end the deadlock.

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