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China Rotates 90% Troops Deployed Against India Due To Harsh Weather

New Delhi: Extreme weather and bone-chilling cold has forced the Chinese Army to rotate around 90 percent out of its 50,000 troops deployed against India for over a year.

“The Chinese Army has been forced to rotate almost all of their troops, as we have seen that 90 per cent of their force deployed against us has been changed,” India Today reported a top government official as saying.

The new troops were brought in from other areas and reserve forces outside the Tibet Autonomous Region, they said. Sources told India Today that the Chinese forces were seriously impacted by the cold last year and suffered numerous injuries during the winter season, as evidenced by the Indian side.

India also rotates troops every year, but the percentage of rotated troops remain in the 40-50 per cent range due to the two-year fixed tenure in the mountainous Ladakh region. However, due to its extensive experience in high-altitude area operations, the Indian army has performed admirably in deployments in the eastern Ladakh sector opposite China, the report said.

The Chinese have returned to the Indian border in large numbers this year as well. “The Chinese forces have returned to their traditional training areas for an exercise near Eastern Ladakh,” sources told India Today.