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Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane visited the Fourth Corps Headquarters in Tezpur on Thursday. Officials said that during this period, they reviewed India’s military preparedness on a wide-scale basis along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh.

He said that the Chief of the Eastern Command of the Army, Lt Gen Anil Chauhan, gave detailed information about the deployment of troops and weapons along the border with China in the eastern sector. “The Army Chief interacted with all the Corps Commanders of Eastern Command and reviewed the current security situation and preparations for the military operation,” it said in a statement issued by the Army.

The statement said that General Narwane encouraged the soldiers guarding the security and integrity of the country’s borders and encouraged them to be ever vigilant. In the wake of the skirmish with China along the border in eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army has increased deployment of troops to all sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control, about 3,500 km in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

Sources said that the Indian Air Force has also deployed additional combat aircraft and helicopters at the main targets to keep an eye on the air line along the Line of Actual Control in the Arunachal sector.

Sources said that the process of retreat in East Ladakh is not going ahead so the army wants to retain the number of troops and weapons along the Line of Actual Control even in winter. General Narwane will visit the Central Command of Lucknow-based Army on Friday.

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