New Delhi, May 29 -- India has pushed high-altitude warfare troops with support to the eastern Ladakh theatre to counter the aggressive posture of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China aimed at pushing New Delhi into stopping the construction of border infrastructure in the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector that may threaten the Lhasa-Kashgar highway in Aksai Chin.

The specialised Indian troops are familiar with the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China and are acclimatised to operating at rarefied altitudes.

The scale of PLA deployment in the region -- the strength of at least two brigades -- indicates that the move has the sanction of Beijing and is not adventurism by local military commanders.

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