The Indian Army on Thursday carried out an integrated manoeuvre and live-fire exercise in Ladakh amid a year-long tension with China in the region.

The exercise was carried out in super high altitude areas close to 15,000 feet, as the operational preparedness was reviewed by Corps Commander Lt. Gen PGK Menon.

India and China have been locked in a military tussle since May 2020 in Ladakh with a deployment of nearly 50,000 troops on both sides. After 12 rounds of military talks at the Corps Commander level to find a resolution, there has been a disengagement in friction points but there is yet to be a de-induction of troops.

As of now, disengagement has taken place in Galwan, Gogra and Pangong Tso. The Hot Springs area around PP15 still remains tense.

Indian and Chinese troops disengaged in the Pangong Lake area in February this year but there had been slow movement, with further easing of tensions after that.