India, China bring in heavy equipment, weapons in eastern Ladakh Jun 01, 2020 0 481 12345 AGENCIESNEW DELHIIndian and Chinese armies were moving in heavy equipment and weaponry including artillery guns and combat vehicles to their rear bases close to the disputed areas in eastern Ladakh as the two militaries remained engaged in a bitter standoff along the troubled border for over 25 days, military sources said Sunday.The enhancement of combat capability by the two armies in the region came even as both the countries continued their efforts to resolve the dispute through talks at military and diplomatic levels.The Chinese Army has been gradually ramping up its strategic reserves in its rear bases near the the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh by rushing in artillery guns, infantry combat vehicles and heavy military equipment, the sources said.The Indian Army has also been moving in additional troops as well equipment and weapons like artillery guns to aggressively match up to the Chinese build-up, they said, adding that India will not relent till status quo is restored in Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley and a number of other areas.The Indian Air Force has been keeping a strict aerial surveillance in the disputed region.A sizeable number of Chinese Army personnel entered into the Indian side of the de-facto border earlier this month and have been camping in Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley since then. The Indian Army fiercely objected to the transgressions by the Chinese troops and demanded their immediate withdrawal for restoration of peace and tranquility in the area.The Chinese Army has ramped up their presence in Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie too -- the two sensitive areas with a history of skirmishes involving the two sides.The Chinese army is learnt to have deployed around 2,500 troops in Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley besides gradually enhancing temporary infrastructure and weaponry. However, there is no official figure about the numbers.Sources said satellite images have captured significant ramping up of defence infrastructure by China on its side of the de-facto border including construction activities at a military airbase around 180 km from the Pangong Tso area.The assessment by the Indian Army is that the build up is aimed at putting pressure on India. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Bangladesh lifts virus lockdown, logs record deaths on same day Jun 01, 2020 0 444 Chinese media use race clashes to criticise US over Hong Kong Jun 01, 2020 0 470 Indonesia’s Bali limits who can enter island to curb virus spread Jun 01, 2020 0 114 Sri Lanka tea plantation workers defy lockdown to mourn union chief AFP Colombo Tens of thousands of tea plantation workers defied Sri Lanka’s coronavirus lockdown and threats from authorities Sunday to attend the cremation of a popular trade union leader. Television footage showed .. Taj Mahal damaged in deadly India thunderstorm Agra A deadly thunderstorm that rolled across parts of northern India damaged sections of the Taj Mahal complex, including the main gate and a railing running below its five lofty domes, officials said Sunday. One of the .. India expels Pakistan embassy officials for alleged spying AFP New Delhi Two officials at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were being expelled for “indulging in espionage activities”, India’s foreign ministry said late Sunday, with tensions already heightened .. One coronavirus case after Germany-China return programme flight DPA Tianjin One person that flew from Germany to the Chinese city of Tianjin as part of a return programme organized by the German Chamber of Commerce has tested positive for Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the ..