Vice chief of Army staff visits strategic East Sikkim and interacts with troops

Lt Gen Devraj Anbu, vice chief of Army staff (VCOAS), is on a three day visit to the Trishakti Corps and forward areas of Sikkim. The VCOAS reached Sukna on Wednesday and was briefed by Lt Gen C P Mohanty, GOC, Trishakti Corps on operational preparedness and the prevailing situation along the borders. Lt Gen Anbu then proceeded to East Sikkim to visit key forward posts, where he interacted with troops.

The Doklam or Dolam Plateau, where troops of the Indian Army were engaged in a stand-off with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is located in Bhutanacross the East Sikkim border. Though tension has eased considerably at Doklam, China has not given up its plans to create better infrastructure, including a road cutting across the valley.

India had reacted to this construction that would have allowed the PLA quicker access to the strategic chicken neck corridor that connects the northeastern states to the rest of the country. Read More

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