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Ladakh India deployed at par with China, seven bridges being built on Galwan river

India has also retaliated in response to China’s construction of two bridges on Pangong Lake in Ladakh .

The Indian Army has deployed equal to China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) .

A complete network of roads and bridges has been laid to reach the Daulat Beg Oldi military base. They can also move tanks and armored vehicles.

Seven bridges are also being built on the Galwan river to deal with the emergency situation.

Army Chief himself went and took stock of the deployment

According to a Hindustan Times report, the new chief of the Indian Army, General Manoj Pandey, visited eastern Ladakh earlier this month and took full stock of China’s deployment and India’s retaliatory deployment.

According to people familiar with the matter, General Pandey was satisfied with the deployment of the Indian Army, but raised serious objections to the creation of Chinese forces in the Aksai Chin area under Chinese occupation.

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China’s second bridge is 11 meters wide, tanks can be brought easily

According to satellite images obtained by the Indian Army, the first bridge built by China at Khurnak, the narrowest point of Pangong Lake , was six meters wide and could allow movement of jeeps.

But the second bridge China is building is 11 meters wide and can withstand up to 70 tonnes, which is more than the weight of China’s heaviest tank. This means China can take tanks from it.

China is also building roads to connect bridges with military bases

According to the report, these two bridges will serve to connect the northern and southern banks of Pangong Lake and will reduce the route to Rudok base by about 180 km.

Apart from this, China is also building roads to release these bridges from Molda Post and a military base located behind Spanggur Lake.

The purpose of this entire construction is to cut off any operation of the Indian Army like August, 2020 on the southern bank.

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What did India do in August 2020?

In August 2020, the Indian Army took advantage of China’s weakness on the southern shores of Pangong Lake and captured most of the high peaks in a special operation . Due to this, China had to withdraw its army from the entire area.

Both the bridges have been built on the land occupied by China.

According to people with knowledge of the matter, both the bridges being built in Khurnak are outside India’s notion of LAC and are technically in the area which was occupied by China in 1959.

India has objected to the construction of both the bridges and called them construction on illegally occupied Indian land. India says it never accepted China’s claims on the area.

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