India has not accepted the proposal of declaring eight peaks of Eastern Ladakh Border as No Troop Area. China has proposed to declare eight peaks on the eastern Ladakh border, which surround Pangong Lake, as either no man’s land or no activity buffer zone.
Actually, this proposal of China cannot be beneficial for India in any way. Half of these eight peaks were under India’s control before the Chinese troops breached a written agreement 30 years ago to maintain peace on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on 5 May 2020. Indian soldiers patrolled these eight peaks. Now the commander of the Chinese army wants to declare this area which was under India’s control about six months ago as a no troop area, by proposing to leave the Indian army behind in the name of peace.
At present, the People’s Liberation Army of India and China are stationed opposite each other on Finger-4. On the other hand, China is building up to Finger-8. The Indian Army and the Chinese Army are stationed at Gogra Hot Spring Area.
According to a report published on Hindustan Times, a military officer has said, ‘We have rejected this proposal of the Chinese Army. We cannot reward China for violating written rules to maintain peace on the LAC. We want the Chinese Army to return to the place it was before 5 May 2020. Narvane said this after he returned after meeting the troops stationed in East Ladakh.
On Wednesday, Army Chief MM Narwane visited the areas of East Ladakh. These included the Razgang La and Rechin Peaks of the Kailash Range. These are the peaks which were captured by Indian forces on 29 August. Actually. The army chief went to know the position of the soldiers posted on the snowy peaks. He returned and said that all the soldiers stationed there are fit.