Sizeable number of Chinese troops moved into eastern Ladakh: Def Min

NEW DELHI, Jun 2: A “sizeable number” of Chinese troops have moved into eastern Ladakh and India too has taken all necessary steps to deal with the situation, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday, referring to the nearly month-long high-altitude standoff between the two armies.
Singh said a meeting between senior Indian and Chinese military leaders has been scheduled for 6 June, even as he asserted that India is not going to back off from its position.
Asked about the current situation in sensitive areas in eastern Ladakh, he said the Chinese have come up to what they claim is their territory while Indians believed it is theirs.
Singh’s comments were seen as first official confirmation of presence of a significant number of Chinese troops in the disputed areas which India maintains are on its side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de facto border between the two countries. (PTI)