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India steps up troops, surveillance on border along China; post ‘Doklam standoff’

Even the choppers are routinely carrying out sorties in the region

Even as the assertiveness of China has been making news, it has also emerged that following the Doklam standoff, India too has been stepping up its troop presence in the region.

Sources said that India has intensified patrolling and deployed more troops in the mountainous terrains of Dibang, Dau-Delai and Lohit valleys as part of a strategy.

This is expected to counter the China’s rising assertiveness along the borders in the Tibetan region in Arunachal sector, it was informed.

Along with the troop buildup, India is also stepping up on its surveillance mechanism to keep an eye on Chinese activities along the borders in the strategically sensitive Tibetan region.

Even the choppers are routinely carrying out sorties in the region as part of recon operations.

China has been constructing new roads and improving its overall infrastructure along the nearly 4,000 km long border with India.

India has also undertaken construction of helipads, sentry posts and trenches for its army personnel near Doklam.

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