India-China Face Off: Army Begins Vacating Villages Along Demchok and Pangong Tso Lake

The report further states that soldiers along 3400 km long LAC near China have been alerted. Only the phones connected to the operation are working.


Leh| Preparations have begun to evacuate villagers from the border villages in Ladakh. According to a report in Dainik Bhaskar, The army has asked the people to vacate the village as a precautionary measure. The settlements around Demchok and Pangong Tso Lake have been asked to remain on alert. Mobile phones have been switched off in areas near the border. Even army landline phones have been switched off.

The report says, only the phones connected to the operation are working. Incoming phone calls are also closed. Outside Leh city, all the movements except the army have been banned and the Srinagar-Leh highway has also been closed to the common people.

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As per the report published in Hindi daily, the army has cancelled the holidays of its officers and soldiers. Officers and soldiers who were already on leave due to Coronavirus, their leave was extended due to lockdown. Now all the leaves have been cancelled.

The report further states that soldiers along 3400 km long Line of Actual Control near China has been alerted. Everywhere, the company commander of the Forward Post has been ordered to take action if there is any move from China.

The report says in a meeting between Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and the three army chiefs on Tuesday night, the Navy has also received orders to deploy its warships in areas adjacent to China. Apart from the army, the ITBP deployed along the borders with China has also alerted its troops. The Air Force has an extended deployment of fighter jets at its forward bases in Himachal and Uttarakhand.


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