Sources cited by Zee News claimed that during the talks, China made it clear that it would not back off from Finger 4.
NEW DELHI: Tensions between India and China may rise in the coming days as the latter has reportedly refused to step back from the Finger 4 area in Pangong Tso.
In wake of the situation, the Indian Army is on high alert and has increased the deployment of tanks along the East Ladakh borders to repel any threat from the Chinese army. Around 60,000 soldiers have been deployed in East Ladakh along with Bhishm tanks, Apache attack helicopters, Sukhoi fighter jets, Chinook and Rudra helicopters near the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The development comes a day before Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir on July 17-18.
It is also learnt that Chief of Northern Command Lt Gen YK Joshi is Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior government officials and apprise them about the situation.
On Wednesday, the fourth round of Corps Commander-level talks between the two countries concluded. However, sources cited by Zee News claimed that during the talks, China made it clear that it would not back off from Finger 4.
Both New Delhi and Beijing had agreed to disengage in Galwan Valley, Hotsprings and Gogra and India has been demanding that Chinese troops must disengage from all the areas.