The Chinese Army troops have been deployed heavily in their training areas near Ladakh front from where they had transgressed into Indian areas during the standoff with India in 2020.
Indian forces have also strengthened their deployment in the area as the Chinese troops are holding exercises at different locations in their depth areas from where they can reach the Indian territory in a matter of a few hours.
“The Chinese forces are back to their traditional training areas for an exercise near Eastern Ladakh,” top sources told India Today.
This development suggests that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) does not plan to go back from friction points such as Gogra and Hot Springs anytime soon, a message that the Indian side came back with from the 11th round of talks with the Chinese on disengagement and de-escalation in eastern Ladakh.
Also, China has built permanent structures between Kangxiwar, which is located on the Xinjiang-Tibet (G219) highway just north of Aksai Chin, and Rudok, a town in Tibet just south of the eastern end of Pangong Lake.
In this area, China has reinforced its winter deployment positions with permanent structures, accommodations and military buildings.
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