Tak­ing on the Dragon!

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In­dia has de­ployed more troops and sig­nif­i­cantly in­creased pa­trolling in the moun­tain­ous ter­rains of Dibang, Dau-De­lai and Lo­hit val­leys along the bor­ders with China in the Ti­betan re­gion in Arunachal sec­tor fol­low­ing the Dok­lam face-off, the most tense mil­i­tary con­fronta­tion be­tween the two coun­tries in decades. Mil­i­tary of­fi­cials said In­dia is also strength­en­ing its sur­veil­lance mech­a­nism to keep an eye on Chi­nese ac­tiv­i­ties along the bor­ders in the strate­gi­cally sen­si­tive Ti­betan re­gion and has even been reg­u­larly de­ploy­ing heli­copters to carry out a re­con­nais­sance. They said In­dia has been fo­cus­ing on dom­i­nat­ing the treach­er­ous ter­rains which in­clude snow-clad moun­tains at an alti­tude of over 17,000 feet, and river passes, as part of a strat­egy to counter China’s ris­ing as­sertive­ness along the bor­der.

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