The India Air Force has been put on an operational alert amidst the Doklam standoff. The Indian Army has also enhanced troop level along the entire stretch of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh as part of an annual exercise.
It has also increased force level along the entire stretch of the states of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the context of an annual exercise. Sources say that this annual exercise is conducted every year, however, this time the practice has been rescheduled. This is mainly done so that the soldiers can acclimatize from the plain areas to the hilly high altitude areas quickly.
Further, there have been no signs of solutions to the standoff, and the situations are worsening with time. The 3,488-km long border stretching across five states Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand is to be monitored precisely.
The Sukna based 33 Corps have even decided to advance their annual war exercise by six weeks.
Officials say that this is being done to ensure that the troops are acclimatized in the case of a skirmish breaking out. 4 Corps based in Tezpur and 3 Corps in Dimapur are also on a high alert. Armaments and soldiers are on the move to their operational bases.
The ones who have completed the weather acclimatization process i.e. 45,000 troops have already been placed ready along the border.
It is also being said that there is a significant build up at the standoff site and around 300 soldiers are continuing to hold their position. Both the sides are now waiting for a meeting of the Prime Ministers to be held during the BRICS summit on September 3.