… So can there be another violent clash on the India-China border like last year? Army Chief Naravane gave indications

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New Delhi
Army Chief General MM Naravane said on Thursday that incidents along the border between India and China will continue till the border agreement is reached between the two countries. He has indicated this while addressing a gathering at the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He said the Indian Army has “definitely focused” on the recent developments in Afghanistan. She is engaged in preparing the strategy along with assessing the threat. Talking about China, he said, “We have a pending border issue. We are again ready to face any audacity, as we have demonstrated in the past. “Such incidents will continue to happen until a long-term solution is found and that is the boundary settlement,” he said during the industry body’s annual session meeting. And this should be at the heart of our efforts, so that there is lasting peace on our northern (China) border. Referring to Afghanistan, he said that the Indian Army or Armed Forces carry out periodic assessment of threat perception. He said that on the basis of those assessments, the Indian Army formulates the necessary strategies and principles to deal with future threats. Naravane said, ‘It is a continuous process that never stops.’ Kabul was captured by the Taliban on 15 August. Expressing its concern about Taliban occupation of Afghanistan, India on September 20 said that the territory of the war-torn country should not be used to shelter, train, plot or fund terrorist acts. . General Naravane said that as far as the terrorist threat is concerned, the Indian Army is ready to meet all the challenges. “We have a very dynamic counter-terrorism and counter-extremism infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir. It is a dynamic framework and is based on increasing levels of threat perception and efforts by our western neighbor (Pakistan) to prepare more and more terrorists. The Army Chief said that depending on the ups and downs, we also keep re-assessing the level of our operations. The current border standoff between India and China began in May last year after violent clashes in the Pangong Lake area. Both sides gradually increased the deployment of heavy weapons along with thousands of troops. The standoff escalated after clashes in Galwan Valley on June 15 last year.

[Attribution to NBT]

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