India Relocates 10,000 Troops to Reinforce Border with China

A senior Indian official who wished to remain anonymous claimed up to 10,000 Indian soldiers will be transferred from the country’s western border with Pakistan to the 330-mile (532 km) long border with China.

The Indian military plans to assign the 9,000 personnel currently along the border to train and operate under a newly formed fighting command that will be supported by organic artillery and aerial assets.

China’s Tibet region is separated from India by the highly disputed border called the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The Indian states that are located along the LAC are Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand in the west, and Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the eastern part of the border.

The Indian military and the Ministry of Defense have not commented on the claims.