During a ‘Veterans Sampark’ rally attended by more than 800 veterans and ‘veer naris’ at a unit of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles in Digiana, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, the Northern Army Commander, stated on Tuesday that there is a maintenance of status quo with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, and discussions are taking place at various levels.
Additionally, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is under control, and efforts are being made to eliminate terrorist incidents entirely.
“The status quo is maintained with China on LAC. Talks are going on at different levels and all our formations are at a high level of operation preparedness,” Lt Gen Dwivedi, who took over the charge of the Army commander of the Northern Command and the Colonel of the Regiment of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles and Ladakh Scouts on February 1 last year, said.
According to reports, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi mentioned at the rally that the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan is being maintained, but the Indian Army has successfully prevented some infiltration attempts.
Since May 2020, there has been a standoff between the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in several areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi explained that the purpose of the ‘Veterans Sampark’ rally was to connect with the ex-servicemen of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, their immediate family members, and the ‘veer naris’ residing in the nearby district of Jammu and adjacent areas.