The Indian authorities are preparing the armed forces to deploy 35,000 additional military personnel in the Himalayan region bordering China after tensions in the Ladaj region have escalated in recent weeks, the Times of India newspaper said.
According to Indian government officials, the use of the military could change the “status quo” along the more than 3,400 km long control line and have a direct impact on an already adjusted military budget.
On June 15, 20 Indian soldiers and an undetermined number of Chinese soldiers were killed in a clash in the disputed Ladaj enclave. Since the confrontation, the two countries have stepped up their military operations in the region and highlighted more troops, armor and tanks.
In the epicenter of the crisis on the border between China and India is the Ladaj region, at the beginning of the year of skirmishes, in which hand-to-hand fighting and stone throwing took place under the contingents used in the region, Pangong Lake and the Galwan Valley.