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China’s PLA Carrying Out Development Work In Tibet: Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat stated on Monday that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is carrying out development activities in Tibet Autonomous Region of China, amid the Sino-Indian standoff at Ladakh.

He also said that Indian forces are well-equipped to deal with any eventuality, and similar activities are being undertaken in the country.

There is some development activity which has been going on in Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Every nation will continue to make preparations to boost its security based on its strategic interests.

India also carrying out similar activities. The launch of indigenously built state-of-the-art stealth frigate ‘Himgiri’ at Defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers here.

Indian Armed forces will leave no stone unturned to safeguard the country’s frontiers.

“China’s attempt to change the status quo on the Line of Actual Control along Tibet the northern borders amidst the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated high levels of preparation on land, sea and in the air,” the CDS said.

The Indian Army, following the Doklam stand-off in 2017, has taken measures to ensure that the situation does not escalate there any further, he maintained.

Indian forces are carefully watching the activities of the PLA at Doklam, where the armies of the two most populous countries in the world were engaged in a 73-day eyeball-to- eyeball stand-off in 2017.

Armed forces have taken necessary action to counter anything that would be a cause of concern to our national security. The Indian Armed forces have adequate strength and reserves to counter any threat, and is looking to equip themselves with more cutting-edge technology.

Time has come now to look at the future of warfighting, imbibing technology into our systems.

Talking about the continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan, India is fully prepared to deal with it and that it is the other side which should be more concerned about carrying out such activities.

India should have more submarines or procure another aircraft carrier, Rawat said both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Submarines have a separate place in naval warfare, in domination of the seas, and so does an aircraft carrier, maintaining that the Navy needs an air wing.

The country needs to utilise its large number of island territories for strengthening security along the sea lanes of communication.

CDS said that islands can be an option for launching naval strike aircraft.

CDS strongly believe that no single force or no single service can succeed in any conflict situation if forces are to face conflict with our adversaries anywhere whether it is land, air or sea.

The integration will ensure synergised application of the country’s combat potentials, the CDS said.

Armed forces have successfully overcome some of the misconceptions about restructuring by allowing space to each force to develop niche capabilities based on their strengths, and thus enhance our overall combat power.

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YATISH MAHAJAN

I am Yatish Mahajan. Defence aspirant, want to wear stars on shoulders. At present pursuing BE in mechanical engineering.

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