In spite of the agreement of de-escalation between the two military leaders of India and China, The latter is reluctant to pull back from the Pangong Tso Lake area and Gorga post.
Instead, The People’s Liberation Army continued to deploy around 40000 troops in the depth areas of eastern Ladakh sector.
“The Chinese have not shown any signs of de-escalation as they continue to maintain their heavy troop deployment of almost 40000 troops by heavy weaponry like air defense system, armored personnel carriers and long-range artillery in front and depth areas,” As per the source
They have also done a heavy amount of construction in the hot spring and Gogra post area. These two are the major friction point in the Eastern Ladakh sector. The Chinese are giving the excuse of once they retreat India will take control of the strategic height of the location.
On the other hand, India is not stepping back either. The IAF already deployed the Indian Navy’s P-8Is in eastern Ladakh to carry out surveillance along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and some of its MiG-29K jets are likely to be stationed in key IAF bases in the northern sector.
By the mid of August, the IAF is planning to deploy five Rafale fighter jets in the Ladakh sector which are expected to significantly enhance its combat capabilities. India is scheduled to receive the first batch of five Rafale jets on July 27.
On Wednesday, in an inaugural session of three-day-long air force commander’s conference Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh talked about the “professional manner” in which IAF conducted the airstrike deep inside Pakistan’s Balakot region last year. He praised the response of IAF by deploying assets to the Ladakh region. Also added the Armed force is ready to handle any eventuality.
The Union Defence Minister assured the commanders that all requirements of the Armed forces, whether financial or otherwise, will be fulfilled.