NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Tuesday said the situation along the India-China border was that of “no war, no peace”, but the military was prepared for any eventuality.
The “present security scenario along our northern frontiers is at an uneasy no war no peace status. Our defence forces are prepared for any eventuality,” the IAF chief said.
Tens of thousands of Indian and Chinese soldiers are locked in a stand-off in eastern Ladakh, the most serious since their 1962 conflict.
Tensions between New Delhi and Beijing have been simmering since May when India first detected multiple Chinese military intrusions into Ladakh. The Indian government also noticed a major military buildup across the border inside Chinese territory which included air defence systems, tanks, fighter air craft and missiles besides troops.