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Indian Army changes rules of engagement along LAC

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Indian Army has changed the rules of engagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, empowering field commanders to use firearms under “extraordinary” circumstances.

Earlier on Sunday, following a high-level meeting headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the army had been given “full freedom” in giving “befitting” reply to any Chinese aggressive behaviour.

The meeting was attended by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.

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Indian and Chinese armies have been on a six-week-long standoff in the eastern Ladakh and a violent clash left 20 Indian Army personnel and injured around 76 in Galwan Valley on June 15.

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has not yet talked about the number of casualties it suffered during the violent clash.

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