India China Standoff Lac Iaf Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari Visited Ladakh

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Ladakh

Published by: Prashant Kumar Jha
Updated Sun, 17 Oct 2021 01:21 PM IST

Summary

As the deployment of Chinese troops on the LAC increased, Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary reached Ladakh to take stock of the preparations and inquired about the situation from the officials. Before the Chief of the Air Staff, the Army Chief has also visited Ladakh.

Air Chief Marshal meeting Air Force officers
– Photo : @Indian Air Force

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Air Force Chief VR Choudhary has visited the area amid the ongoing tension with China along the International Border in Ladakh. After reaching Ladakh, the Air Force Chief took stock of the preparations and interacted with the officers present at the airbase. Army Chief General MM Naravane also visited Ladakh two weeks before Air Force Chief VR Choudhary’s visit.

The Air Force said that on Saturday, Air Chief Marshal Chaudhary took stock of the deployment of the Indian Air Force in the Air Force Station in Leh and the Northern Sector. This is the first visit of Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary to Ladakh.

China’s People’s Liberation Army presence increased
On October 8, on the occasion of the 89th Air Force Day after taking over as the Chief of the Air Staff this month, Air Chief Marshal Choudhary had said that the presence of the People’s Liberation Army of China has increased in eastern Ladakh. However, he had said that this is not going to make much difference to the Air Force. He had told that the Chinese Air Force has increased its presence in three airfields across the LAC.

Last year there was a violent clash between India-China soldiers
On May 5 last year, there was a situation of standoff on the border between the Indian and Chinese armies. There was a violent clash between them in the areas of Pangang Lake, after which both the sides increased their deployment there. After several rounds of military and diplomatic level talks, the two sides completed the withdrawal process in Gogra area in August. Troops were withdrawn from the northern and southern banks of the lake in February, with 50,000 to 60,000 troops from both sides currently stationed along the Line of Actual Control in the sensitive sector.

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Air Force Chief VR Choudhary has visited the area amid the ongoing tension with China along the International Border in Ladakh. After reaching Ladakh, the Air Force Chief took stock of the preparations and interacted with the officers present at the airbase. Army Chief General MM Naravane also visited Ladakh two weeks before Air Force Chief VR Choudhary’s visit.

The Air Force said that on Saturday, Air Chief Marshal Chaudhary took stock of the deployment of the Indian Air Force in the Air Force Station in Leh and the Northern Sector. This is the first visit of Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary to Ladakh.

China’s People’s Liberation Army presence increased

On October 8, on the occasion of the 89th Air Force Day after taking over as the Chief of the Air Staff this month, Air Chief Marshal Choudhary had said that the presence of the People’s Liberation Army of China has increased in eastern Ladakh. However, he had said that this is not going to make much difference to the Air Force. He had told that the Chinese Air Force has increased its presence in three airfields across the LAC.

Last year there was a violent clash between India-China soldiers

On May 5 last year, there was a situation of standoff on the border between the Indian and Chinese armies. There was a violent clash between them in the areas of Pangang Lake, after which both the sides increased their deployment there. After several rounds of military and diplomatic level talks, the two sides completed the withdrawal process in Gogra area in August. Troops were withdrawn from the northern and southern banks of the lake in February, with 50,000 to 60,000 troops from both sides currently stationed along the Line of Actual Control in the sensitive sector.