China’s PLA carrying out development work in Tibet; India ready for any eventuality: CDS Rawat

By: PTI | Kolkata |

Updated: December 14, 2020 8:06:19 pm

CDS General Bipin Rawat speaks at a GRSE programme in Kolkata on Monday. (Express photo by Partha Paul) 

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat stated on Monday that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is carrying out development activities in Tibet Autonomous Region of China, amid the Sino-Indian standoff at Ladakh.

He also said that Indian forces are well-equipped to deal with any eventuality, and similar activities are being undertaken in the country.

“We are locked in a stand-off in Ladakh. There is some development activity which has been going on in Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Every nation will continue to make preparations to boost its security based on its strategic interests.

“I don’t think there should be much concern in that because we, on our side, are also carrying out similar activities,” Rawat told reporters after the launch of indigenously built state-of-the-art stealth frigate ‘Himgiri’ at Defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers here.

Indian Armed forces will leave no stone unturned to safeguard the country’s frontiers, he insisted.

“China’s attempt to change the status quo on the Line of Actual Control along the northern borders amidst the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated high…

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