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‘Fresh vegetables… combat readiness’: Xi Jinping asks Indo-China border troops

World News'Fresh vegetables... combat readiness': Xi Jinping asks Indo-China border troops

PTI | , Posted by Lingam Gunta Narmatha Rao.

Chinese President Xi Jinping State media reported here on Friday that it had video talks with troops deployed along the India-China border in eastern Ladakh and inspected their combat readiness.

Xi addressed troops at the headquarters of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) here on the border defense situation in Khunjerab under the Xinjiang Military Command.

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Xi, who is also general secretary of China’s ruling Communist Party and commander-in-chief of the PLA, cited in his remarks to the troops how “in recent years, the region has been constantly changing” and how state media According to the video shown in , it inspired the army.

During the call, he “inspected their war preparations,” the report said.

A soldier replied that they were now monitoring the border “dynamically” and “around the clock”.

Xi asked about their condition and whether they were able to “get fresh vegetables” in the hostile area.

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State media reported that Xi “asked the border troops about their border patrol and management work” and “praised the troops as a model of border defense and encouraged them to continue their efforts and make new contributions.” “

Eastern Ladakh is the region where a standoff erupted between India and China on May 5, 2020, following a violent clash in the Pangong Lake area.

The two sides have held 17 rounds of high-level military talks on the eastern Ladakh border standoff, but no significant progress has been made in resolving the remaining issues.

India has asserted that peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is essential for the overall development of bilateral relations with China.

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