After Pangong Tso, Galwan, China blocks Indian patrols in DBO area

Srinagar: After creating trouble along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh’s Pangong Tso area and the Galwan River Valley, China has now started creating trouble for Indian patrols in the Daulat Beg Oldi area between patrolling points 10 and 13.

Top sources said that the intent of the Chinese is now becoming clearer as they want to encroach areas near the Karakoram Pass and get depth for their highways which move towards Pakistan and Europe through countries moving through the Shenzhen region above the Indian territory, India Today reported.

“In the DBO sector, the Chinese want to create troubles for us and have been blocking our patrols from going up to our patrolling points 10 to 13 in that area. These are adjoining the Galwan River Valley and are close to the Indian battalions in the DBO sector,” they said.

Sources said that the Chinese have also used their road infrastructure in the rear positions to swiftly move heavy vehicles and artillery closer to the LAC near PP 15, PP 17 and PP 17 A.

The DBO sector represents Indian presence on the Aksai Chin plateau which otherwise is mostly controlled by the Chinese.

Despite consensus on partial disengagement in these areas, the Chinese have further bolstered their troops’ movement and construction activities.

In the finger area of Pangong Tso as well, the Chinese have continued to build up their strength and fortified their positions on the finger four and adjoining parts.

The Chinese have also deployed Sukhoi-30 aircraft in the rear positions and they have been carrying out regular sorties close to the Indian territory.

Presence of air defence gun batteries of long-range have also been detected and this has been done to tackle the major threat from Indian Air Force fighter aircraft operating in the area.

India and China have so far held two rounds of General-level talks where they have agreed to disengage further.

However, the Chinese have failed to honour their commitments and assurances agreed upon during the talks at the senior-most level.

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