Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday directed China’s armed forces to strengthen training of troops and to be ready for war amid Indo-China face off in Eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

According to a report published in CNN, Xi Jinping has called on troops to “put all (their) minds and energy on preparing for war” in a visit to a military base in the southern province of Guangdong

According to state news agency Xinhua, during an inspection of the People’s Liberation Army Marine Corps in Chaozhou City, Xi told the soldiers to “maintain a state of high alert” and called on them to be “absolutely loyal, absolutely pure, and absolutely reliable.”

the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs had said that Beijing doesn’t recognize “Ladakh Union Territory and Arunachal Pradesh.” The Chinese MFA in a statement said that Ladakh Union Territory is a region “illegally established by India”.

Meanwhile, India and China had sincere, in-depth and constructive exchange of views on disengagement along LAC, the Indian Army said following the 7th round of the corps commander level talks.

In the seventh round of Corps Commander-level talks, India continued to demand complete disengagement and de-escalation by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from the eastern Ladakh sector.

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It was not clear if Xi’s rallying the troops is aimed at India or the US as China is engaged in a tense standoff with both the countries.

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