New Delhi : In a strategically key move, India has poured in more troops along the entire stretch of its border with China in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the face of heightened rhetoric by Beijing over the Doklam standoff, senior government officials said on Friday.
The “caution level” among the troops has also been raised, the officials told PTI.
The decision to increase the deployment along the nearly 1,400-km Sino-India border from Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh was taken after carrying out a detailed analysis of the situation and considering China’s aggressive posturing against India on Doklam, the officials said.
“The troop level along the border with China in the Sikkim and Arunachal sectors has been increased,” said the officials on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the information.
The Army’s Sukna-based 33 Corps, as well as 3 and 4 corps based in Arunachal and Assam, is tasked to protect the sensitive Sino-India border in the eastern theatre