Ladakh intrusion: Army chief to brief PM Narendra Modi today

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh will on Wednesday brief Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the presence of Chinese soldiers on Indian territory in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region.

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2014, 08:51 AM IST
Ladakh intrusion: Army chief to brief PM Narendra Modi today

New Delhi: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh will on Wednesday brief Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the presence of Chinese soldiers on Indian territory in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region.

Meanwhile, the Army is contemplating the Chinese request of a flag meet, which may be held today or tomorrow, as the practise is that such requests are not turned down.

Around 800 Chinese troops continue to be on Indian territory in Ladakh, according to official sources.

The Chinese troops have entered at least three kilometres into Indian territory.

Indian soldiers have also been deployed in the stand-off zone, while 15 battalions and reserve units in eastern Ladakh have been kept at high alert.

Amid continuing standoff on the borders, India on Tuesday said engagements with China were underway at "different levels and different places" and made it clear that the country's border security was in safe hands.

India's response came a day after Chinese President Xi Jinping asked the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to be combat ready to win a "regional war".

(With Agency inputs)