NEW DELHI: Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Friday said that the situation along the LAC in eastern Ladakh “remains tense.”
The CDS also reiterated India’s position on the LAC, saying, “Our posturing is unambiguous; we will not accept any shift in Line of Actual Control.”
Rawat also spoke on India’s response to China along LAC, saying “China’s PLA is facing unanticipated consequences for its misadventure in Ladakh because of firm responses by Indian forces.”
“Border confrontations and unprovoked military actions spiralling into larger conflict can’t be discounted,” said Rawat.
The former Army chief also said the Balakot and the surgical strikes have sent us a strong message to Pakistan
“Pakistan no longer enjoys impunity of pushing terrorists into India under nuclear bogey,” added Rawat.
India and China have been engaged in a border stand-off for the better part of last six months. The tensions between the two giants escalated when Indian and Chinese troops clashed in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh on June 15, that left 20 Indian soldiers dead. China has not officially acknowledged the number of casualties on its side.