Indian Army changes rules of engagement on LAC with China empowers field commanders to allow the use of firearms under ‘extraordinary’ circumstances
After an incident of the violent face-off with China in Galwan Valley Ladakh, the Indian Army has changed its rules of engagement on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which would allow field commanders to order troops to use firearms under “extraordinary” circumstances.
India and China army clashed in Galwan Valley on Monday night. On Monday night, the Chinese army suddenly attacked the Army with a stone and wood stick. They killed 20 Indian soldiers in this attack. In reply, the Indian army killed and seriously injured 43 Chinese troops.
After this face-off, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stated that the Army has been given full freedom to deal with the situation on the ground.
The Indian side is expected to discuss the issue with the Chinese Army during the proposed talks at Corps Commander level to defuse the tensions in Eastern Ladakh.
Both sides don’t fire at each other as per the border agreements between them signed in 1996 and 2005.
They had also agreed not to use any blasting or firearms within two kilometers of the LAC.
The Galwan river clash near Patrolling Point 14 claimed 20 Indian Army personnel lives who removed a Chinese observation post from there. For more click here