Indian Army has advantage over PLA on border: General M M Naravane

'We should negotiate the border from that position of advantage'

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
Army Chief General MM Naravane

Army Chief General MM Naravane. Photo: ANI

Former Indian Army chief, General MM Naravane, on Friday said India’s military, for the first time, enjoyed an advantage on the Sino-Indian border vis-à-vis China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLC).
“We should negotiate the (Sino-Indian) border with China from that position of advantage,” he said, while addressing a New Delhi-based think-tank called the Foundation for Non-Violent Alternatives (FNVA) at the release of its new report, “Resetting India’s Tibet Policy 2022”.
Naravane commanded the Indian Army from January 2019 to April 2022, a period of border turmoil in which the PLA made inroads into the Indian territory at several points in Eastern Ladakh. In a brutal hand-to-hand encounter between the two armies in the Galwan river valley, Indian soldiers were killed for the first time since 1975.

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