T-90 in Ladakh
India has started implementing an aggressive strategy to respond to any courageous Chinese action in Ladakh. India has launched T-90 tanks after China deployed 17,000 troops and armed vehicles in Daulat Beg Oldi and Depsang. A large number of soldiers have also been deployed. Sources in the government said that we have deployed a contingent of T-90 tanks at Daulat Beg Oldi and Depang Maidan. Additional troops have also been sent to the front. The deployment is from Patrolling Point 1 to Depsang Maidan near Karakoram Pass (PP-3), where 17,000 Chinese troops are stationed from April-May. Sources say that due to this deployment of China, Indian soldiers are not patrolling from PP-10 to PP-13.
India has deployed an armored vehicle and an army brigade, Daulat Beg Oldi, to respond to any Chinese attack at the Shaksgam-Karakoram Pass. On the other side of Daulat Beg Oldi and Depsang, when China started deploying armored vehicles with the deployment of troops, the Indian Army used to supervise only the Mountain Brigade and the Armed Brigade. But now thousands of troops and tanks have also handled the work with strictness.
The Corps Commander-level talks between India and China were held in Moldo on Sunday, with lengthy talks on the withdrawal of troops. China had previously agreed to retreat from Galvan, PP-15, Hot Springs, Gogra and the entire Finger area, but later withdrew with consent. India has made it clear to China that normalcy will come only when China restores the situation before April-May.
The last military outpost of India at Daulag Beg Oldi is at an altitude of sixteen thousand feet, situated on the banks of the Chip-Chap River and north of the confluence of the Galak Shyok River. Many bridges on the Darbuk-Shyok-DBO road cannot bear T-90 tanks weighing 46 tons, so the Indian Army has sent them across river-drains in special vehicles after the conflict at Galwan.
China wants to build roads:
The main objective of this Chinese deployment is to construct a road from the TWD battalion headquarters to the area of Karakoram Pass on the right side of Daulat Beg Oldi sector and bring the battalion in contact with it. India has already failed this nefarious attempt of China. Sources say that it now takes 15 hours for Chinese troops on both sides to come to the front via Highway G219, but if such a road is built it will be possible in a few hours.
India made the Chinese attempt unsuccessful even before:
Sources say that Chinese soldiers tried to build a bridge over a drain inside the Indian territory near PP-7 and PP-8 a few years ago, which was demolished by Indian troops. According to reports, the army had already dispatched armored vehicles and Howitzer cannons and 130 mm cannons to patrol the 14, 15, 16, 17 and Pangong Finger areas in response to China’s insistence on Daulat Beg Oldi.
India is being cautious with talks:
Sources say that India is in talks with China over the withdrawal of Chinese troops from the Finger area and other areas, although there have been no talks on the growing mob of Chinese troops in Depsang and Daulat Beg Oldi during military talks. Sources say that currently India is in a strong position in Depsang and Daulat Beg Oldi and is in no hurry to talk to China on this. Therefore, talks are being held on the withdrawal of Chinese troops from the deadlocked areas first and only then the issue can be raised.
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