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Army Chief reaches Ladakh to review operational preparedness

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New Delhi:  Army Chief Gen MM Naravane began a two-day visit to Ladakh on Thursday to carry out a comprehensive review of the security situation in the region in view of China’s fresh attempts to change status quo along the southern bank of Pangong lake, official sources said.

Gen Naravane will be briefed about the evolving situation by top Army commanders overseeing deployment of troops as well as India’s combat readiness in the region, they said.

“The Chief of Army Staff is on a two-day visit to Leh to review operational preparedness in Ladakh region,” said a source.

Tension escalated in the Pangong lake area after China unsuccessfully attempted to occupy certain areas in the southern bank of Pangong lake following which India rushed in additional troops and weapons to the sensitive region.

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