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China has deployed a battalion of the People’s Liberation Army near Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand. People aware of the matter have told the Hindustan Times that it is a position of actual control (LAC) outside the Ladakh sector where Chinese troops have been seen moving for the past few weeks.

Tensions between Indian and Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh erupted in the first week of May, and violent clashes broke out between the two countries’ troops on June 15, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. China did not disclose its casualty figures. . For the first time in 45 years, there were bloody clashes between the armies of the two countries. After talks between National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the two countries agreed to withdraw troops and reduce tensions.

On the one hand, China has demanded the withdrawal of the army, on the other hand, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs has said that the process has started, but the work is not over yet. At the same time, Indian Army officials in Ladakh have noticed that the number of Chinese troops in the eastern regions is increasing, and they are busy building infrastructure. China is expanding its presence elsewhere in the LAC.

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A top military commander said, “Lipulekh Pass is to unite the LAC of North Sikkim and PLA troops in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh.” Done. Nepal objected to India’s 60 km road being built here. Indigenous peoples of India and China, who live across the LAC through the Lipulekh Pass, trade goods in June-October.

Kathmandu created tensions with India by changing its new political map. In the new map, Nepal has included the Indian territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura. The script is on the threshold of the Indo-China-Nepal border.

Officials said a PLA battalion had been deployed near Lipulekh, a short distance from the border, with about 1,000 troops. Another military official said, “This is an indication that the Chinese army is ready.” He said India has increased the number of PLA troops and Nepal is also being monitored.

“The situation on the Line of Actual Control is changing regularly,” said a senior military official. Chinese troops are increasing their presence and infrastructure in Ladakh and elsewhere. India is also keeping its troops ready for the movement of Chinese troops in Ladakh and elsewhere. India is also preparing for winter in Ladakh.

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