India increases troops deployment along China's borders

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NEW DELHI- India has deployed more troops in the mountainous terrains of Dibang, Dau-Delai and Lohit valleys along the borders with China in Arunachal sector.

*PTI* quoted military officials as saying that India is also strengthening its surveillance mechanism to keep an eye on China.

The officials also said that India has been focusing on dominating the treacherous terrains which include snow-clad mountains at an altitude of over 17,000 feet and river passes, as part of a strategy to counter China's rising assertiveness along the border in Dibang, Dau-Delai and Lohit valleys.

"Post Doklam, we have increased our activities manifold. We are fully prepared to deal with any challenge," the *news agency* quoted an Army officer, posted in Kibithu, as saying.

Meanwhile, right across the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh, a cluster of fresh Chinese infrastructure has been observed. which includes a new camp for People's Liberation Army (PLA) along with several houses.

The new constructions have come up in Tatu, which lies on the other side of Kibithu town in Arunachal's Anjaw district. Kibithu is one of the five Border Personnel Meeting points between the Indian Army and China's PLA.

A Chinese telecommunications tower and observation post with surveillance equipment were also observed, reported news agency *ANI*.

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