Indian Army deploys thousands of more troops at Chinese border

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Indian Army deploys thousands of more troops at Chinese border

NEW DELHI - In a bid to strengthen position against the threat of Chinese troops carrying out incursions along the Line of Actual Control, the Indian Army has enhanced its presence in relatively peaceful areas, such as Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand where new formations have been deployed, India Today has reported.

In recent past, along with raising the Mountain Strike Corps to tackle the rising Chinese military presence along the borders, the Army has also deployed additional two brigades (approximately 8,000 troops) in eastern Ladakh for better security preparedness.

"In Himachal Pradesh, there was one sector which has now been converted into new brigade in the area bordering the Chinese territory. While in Uttarakhand, a brigade has been sent from a rear position to Pithoragarh in the Kumaon hills of the state," sources told Mail Today.

During the Doklam crisis also, senior level officers from the directorate general of military operations had visited the Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh borders near China to review the security situation.

In the last one decade, incursions and transgressions from the China's People's Liberation Army into the Indian side have gone up due to different perception about the actual boundary line between them.

However, eastern Ladakh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh have been the most active in terms of transgressions committed by the Chinese Army.