Indian Army Focussing On Locations Along LaC Where Doklam-Like Flashpoints Could Happen

Like the Doklam plateau which had witnessed a 74-days long standoff between Indian and Chinese troops last year, the Indian Army is now focussing on six to seven such areas located along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), where there is a possibility of similar flashpoints occurring. Post winter, the army will build up its surveillance capabilities, besides already having adequate troop strength in these areas.

Although after the early 2000s India began building its military vis-a-vis China, it was the Doklam standoff that gave a greater push towards expediting infrastructure and capability development along the northern borders for better connectivity, surveillance and response in cases of emergency. This is the way being taken both by the army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which together guard the LAC. Read More…

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