India China News: Army Chief General Naravane’s warning to China, will not allow unilateral action on the border to succeed

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Highlights

  • India-China standoff in eastern Ladakh has not been resolved
  • China has deployed a large number of troops and equipment
  • Indian Army Chief said – no unilateral action will be tolerated

New Delhi
Army Chief General MM Naravane gave a blunt message to China today. Addressing the Army Day Parade on Saturday, the country’s Army Chief said that the message of the Indian Army is clear that it will not allow any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo on the country’s border to succeed. He said last year was very challenging for the army. He also referred to developments on the northern borders with China.

Army Day is celebrated every year on 15 January to commemorate the taking over of Field Marshal KM Cariappa as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in place of his British predecessor in 1949.

Referring to the eastern Ladakh standoff, General Naravane said the 14th round of military-level talks between India and China took place recently to keep the situation under control. He said the joint efforts at various levels led to the completion of the retreat of troops in many areas, which is a constructive step in itself.

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General Naravane said that on the basis of mutual and equal security, efforts will continue to find a solution to the current situation. He said that the morale of the soldiers deployed on the snow-capped mountains for the security of the country is touching the sky. General Naravane said, ‘Our patience is a sign of our confidence, but no one should make the mistake of testing it.’

He said, ‘Our message is clear, the Indian Army will not allow unilateral efforts to change the status quo on the country’s border to succeed. The armies of India and China have been engaged in a military standoff in eastern Ladakh since May 5, 2020, following violent clashes in the Pangong Lake area. The two countries have held 14 rounds of military-level talks to resolve the standoff. Gen Naravane said the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) is better than last year but Pakistan is still harboring terrorists.

Army Chief Naravane

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