Army Chief General Naravane’s warning to China amid tension over LAC, ‘Do not test our patience’

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New Delhi, January 15, 2021: In the wake of the ongoing border dispute with China over LAC in East Ladakh, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane gave a strong message to the dragon saying that “we are committed to resolving the problem through dialogue and political measures. Our patience should not be tested.”

The deadlock between India and China over the border dispute in East Ladakh has been going on for the last eight months and even after several rounds of talks, this tension has not subsided.

During his address at the parade ground in Delhi Cantt, Army Chief Naravane said that India has given a befitting reply to Chinese efforts to unilaterally change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which marks the border between India and China.

He said, “I want to assure the people of India that the sacrifice of our soldiers in Galvan Valley will not go in vain.”

The army chief said that the morale of the soldiers deployed in the forward areas in the Ladakh sector is higher than the mountains they are protecting.

On the situation of the Line of Control with Pakistan, the army chief said that 300 to 400 terrorists are present in camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and are ready to enter India.

Earlier on Thursday, Army Chief General Naravane had said that the Indian Army would stand firm against any attempt to ‘unilaterally change the status quo’ on the borders and that its willingness for peace should not be seen as a weakness needed.

He also said that the army has been able to provide a quick and decisive response to the enemies’ plot and at the same time it has also prevented the escalation of the military standoff in eastern Ladakh.

Referring to cross-border terrorism from Pakistan, the army chief said that the army would not hesitate to attack the source of terrorism to protect India’s interests.

General Naravane said that he was confident that the military character of the army, based on secular fabric, strong discipline and efficient professional style, would continue to give strength to the force in fulfilling the aspirations of a rising India.