Amid the standoff between Indian troops and Chinese army along the Sino-India border, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will visit Sikkim on Thursday. The Army chief will take stock of the operational matters. He will also interact with chief commanders in the formation headquarters of the force.
Gen Rawat’s visit to Sikkim was planned amid increasing tension between the two armies along the border in Sikkim. The tension arises after a scuffle between Indian troops and the personnel of China’s People’s Liberation Army in a remote area earlier this month.
During the two-day- visit, Gen Rawat will travel to a number of other formation headquarters. He will review various operational matters in the region.
China has accused Indian troops of ‘crossing the boundary’ in the Sikkim segment. The country demanded immediate withdrawal while asserting that it has closed the Nathu La pass entrance for Indian pilgrims traveling to Kailash Mansarovar due to of the border logjam.
The neighboring country also said that it has lodged diplomatic protests with India. However, the Indian Army has not remarked on the confrontation.