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The border areas between India and China are not clearly identified. One such area is the Pangong Lake area of eastern Ladakh. The army of both countries patrol here with boats. (File photo)
The Indo-Tibet Police Force (ITBP) is preparing to further strengthen patrolling along the India-China border. Force director general Surjit Singh Deswal said that plans are being made to increase short and long-range patrolling. At present, the Indian and Chinese armies have agreed to disengagement from some areas of eastern Ladakh. To make the status quo like last year, both countries have started withdrawing their troops.
Will continue patrolling along the border: ITBP
Deswal said that we will continue petroling the border. It also includes short and long-range patrolling. All our Border Out Posts (BOPs) have been fully deployed since last year. Petroling will be further strengthened.
We have full support of the army: Deswal
He said that the work of border management has been entrusted to the ITBP and the Indian Army is also fully supporting the force as per the bilateral agreement. He said that the government has given mandate ITBP about border management and the army is working with us. Disengagement issued at the border is between the armies of both countries. We will continue our work.
There was tension between the two countries since May
There was tension between India and China since May last year. On 15 June, it reached its peak when a violent conflict ensued in the Galvan Valley in an attempt to stop the Chinese army entering the Indian territory. Not only this, in August-September, bullets were fired on the Indo-China border after 45 years.
Pangong Lake is the most disputed area in Ladakh
The border areas between India and China are not clearly identified. Because of this, there is tension on the border. One such area is the Pangong Lake area of eastern Ladakh. It is not a small lake. The area of this lake, present at an altitude of 14 thousand 270 feet, extends from Ladakh to Tibet. The lake is 134 kilometers long. Somewhere it is also 5 kilometers wide. The army of both countries patrol here with boats.
LAC passes through the lake
The India-China line of actuarial control means LAC passes through this lake. Two-thirds of the lake is controlled by China. The rest comes to India. For this reason, tensions often arise here. The inaccessible hills on the shore of the lake are further out, known as the finger area. There are 8 finger areas where India-China Army deploys. After Galvan’s clash, China deployed a large number of soldiers in these areas. India also deployed the army here.
China occupies 43 thousand square kilometers of land in India
The Defense Minister had told in Parliament that since 1962 China has occupied 38 thousand sq km area inside Ladakh. In addition, Pakistan has illegally given 5,180 sq km of land in PoK to China. In this way, China occupies about 43 thousand square km of land in India. On the other hand, China also claims 9 thousand square km of land in Arunachal Pradesh. India does not accept these claims.