| New Delhi |
Updated: December 23, 2020 4:41:37 pm
Army Chief General MM Naravane, who is on a one-day trip to eastern Ladakh on Wednesday, also visited the forward areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), where India and China are involved in an over seven-month-long military standoff.
The Indian Army said that Naravane “visited forward areas of Fire and Fury Corps including Rechin La and undertook a first-hand assessment of the situation along the LAC”. Fire and Fury Corps, or the XIV Corps is responsible for the LAC in eastern Ladakh. Army said that he “undertook on the spot inspection of the state of the habitat of troops on the forward line of defences at Rechin La”.
Rechin La is one of the several areas in the Chushul sub-sector, and the north bank of Pangong Tso, where Indian troops are sitting on positions higher than 14,000 feet. The altitude and the arid region, where temperatures can drop to minus 40 degrees Celsius, provide a very harsh climate for the soldiers.
The Army chief…