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Won’t allow anyone to come on our soil: Northern command chief - Hindustan Times

Last updated Monday, September 11, 2023 22:02 ET

The situation in eastern Ladakh was very nice and being head of the Northern Command, I would not allow anyone to come on the Indian side, said Northern Command chief lieutenant general Upendra Dwivedi on Monday while fielding media queries during the three-day-long North Tech Symposium --2023 that began at the IIT Jammu.
Ladakh’s lieutenant governor Brigadier (retired) BD Mishra said “Not an inch of Indian land has been occupied.”
Lieutenant general Dwivedi said, “We are always operationally prepared on the Line of Control (LOC) and Line of Actual Control (LAC) to meet any challenges with Pakistan and China.”
“As an Army commander of the Northern Command, whatever I am guarding is our area and I will not allow anyone to come on the Indian side,” he responded to a pointed query on the situation in eastern Ladakh.
He asserted that the situation in Ladakh was “normal and very nice”.
It may be recalled here that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, during his nine-day-long Ladakh visit, had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of peddling lies to the opposition over Chinese incursion in eastern Ladakh.
India and China have been locked in a protracted border standoff in eastern Ladakh for the past three years.
Ties between the two neighbours nosedived following a deadly clash in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June 2020 when 20 Indian soldiers died in hand-to-hand combat with the Chinese troops.
On August 13 and 14, both the countries held 19th round of Corps Commander-level...

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