KOLKATA- General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Eastern Command R P Kalita on Friday said that the situation in both Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh is stable now but unpredictable because of the boundary issue.
Addressing a press conference, GOC-in-C Eastern Command Kalita said, “There are different perceptions about LAC which leads to friction, however, the situation in both Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh is stable now but unpredictable because of the absence of delineation of borders.” ANI reported.
He further said that India is continuously monitoring the activities that take place across the border and we are prepared to beat any kind of emerging challenges.
“Eastern Army is responsible for maintaining territorial integrity on eastern borders and the task has been executed by our units and formations with utmost professionalism and dedication. We are continuously evolving and aware of oncoming operational challenges,” said GOC-in-C Eastern Command.
Talking about the increase of Chinese troops in India-China border areas, he said, “We have read that gradually there has been an increase in deployment of troops opposite our sectors along with infrastructure being carried out by People’s Liberation Army (PLA) across the down borders.”
GOC-in-C Eastern Command said that it is difficult to quantify the number of Chinese troops deployed in these areas.
“But we are continuously and closely monitoring the developments in these areas,” he added.
He said that Arunachal Pradesh comprises seven valleys so movement is extremely difficult and it is difficult to make roadways.