India tightens security on borders amid talks between China

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Published: September 2,2020 12:08 PM
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September 2, 2020: India has tightened vigilance at its borders with Nepal, Bhutan following renewed tensions with China in Ladakh.

September 2, 2020: India has tightened vigilance at its borders with Nepal, Bhutan following renewed tensions with China in Ladakh. The armed forces, guarding India’s borders, have reportedly been asked to remain on high alert amid rise in tensions along the Line of Actual Control.



Following an unsuccessful attempt by the Chinese to change the status quo, the Indian Army strengthened its presence on a number of "strategic heights" and enhanced deployment of troops and weapons at key points around the Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh. On Tuesday again, China engaged in "provocative action" even as military talks were underway.





The Home Ministry has put the forces guarding the Indian borders on alert after fresh face-off with China. The decision was taken after a high-level meet on Tuesday. An alert has been issued along the borders with China, Nepal and Bhutan. Sources said instructions have been given to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to remain alert on borders in Uttarakhand, Arunachal, Himachal, Ladakh and Sikkim. The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), which guards the Indo-Nepal and Bhutan border, have also been asked to heighten vigilance.





On Wednesday, Brigade Commander level talk between India and China has been held again in Chushul/Moldo to discuss the ongoing issues along the southern bank of Pangong Tso.