Delhi may play down Beijing’s posturing in Arunachal Pradesh but a concerned Indian Army is raising two more divisions, or about 30,000 men, in the Northeast.
The army has sounded an operational alert on the India-China Line of Actual Control (LAC) after reports of a Chinese military exercise involving 50,000 troops in Tibet, where Beijing has increased its activities. Correspondingly, the Indian Army is said to be conducting an operations exercise in Arunachal.
This hunk of real estate has been a contentious issue between India and China for some time.
But the last thing India needs right now is a border skirmish. One has to wonder why China seems to feel that it's the right time to potentially provoke an attack here.