Kolkata: The Army is totally geared up to face any situation in the Doklam sector and any mischief will be dealt with “properly”, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Abhay Krishna said on Saturday.
He was asked about China reportedly stationing its troops in Doklam, where the two countries were locked in a standoff for over two months earlier this year after the Chinese army tried to build a road in the area claimed by Indian-ally Bhutan.
India feared that the road, if completed, would allow China to cut off its access to its North Eastern states. The standoff ended in September after the two countries mutually agreed to withdraw their troops from the area.
Stating that he would not name anyone specifically, Lt Gen Krishna said the Indian Army is in high spirits and ready to take on any mischief.
“We are totally prepared, geared up; let anybody do any mischief and he will get it back nice and proper,” he told reporters here.
Lt Gen Krishna was speaking at the Eastern Command headquarter at Fort William here after a wreath-laying ceremony on ‘Vijay Diwas’ to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971, which led to the liberation of Bangladesh.
The road building effort by China and presence of its troops at the tri-junction between India, China and Bhutan had led to an eyeball-to-eyeball face-off between New Delhi and Beijing for 73 days from June 16.