Days after the violent Line of Actual Control [LAC] face-off between the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on June 15 which caused casualties on both sides, India has beefed up its tech surveillance. India gears up to Repel Chinese Army
On June 20, in Leh, the Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. General Paramjit Singh along with S S Deswal, the Director-General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). And the Border Security Force (BSF) were briefed about the ground situation to Repel Chinese Army. Both the officials were briefed by the XIV Corps Commander Lt General Harinder Singh to endure that all the officials are on the same page.
According to military officials, the ITBP has extended its services with about 7000 men deployed at the border. India has also stationed ‘specialized high-altitude forces’ along the LAC to combat any transgression on the middle, western and eastern sides of the border mainly to Repel Chinese Army.
The Army and National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) are expected to posit more technical surveillance drones in the area in order to spot. And repel any Chinese movement. This comes after the Indian government gave a clear mandate to the Army, to repel any of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army [PLA] transgression along the Line of Actual Control [LAC]. India changed its Rules of engagement and gave complete freedom of action to the commanders on the front. To ensure tactical handling of any situation on the ground.
NTRO currently uses the Israeli Heron medium altitude long endurance drone for technical surveillance of the area. The Chinese PLA might possess the armed surveillance drone, Wing Loong. Which India might have to acquire from Israel or the USA.
More number of trained specialized forces are deployed on the frontier in order to repel. Or avert any exigency by the Dragon. The Indian mountain troops highly specialize in high-altitude combat and guerrilla warfare; a demonstration of which proved victorious for India during the 1999 Kargil War.
“The art of mountain fighting is the toughest. As the cost of human casualties is 10 to each troop of the adversary sitting on a height. The troops from Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Gorkha, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim have adapted to the rarefied heights over centuries. And hence their capability of fighting is close-quarter combats is without a match. The artillery and the missiles have to have pin-pointed accuracy. Or else they miss the mountain target by miles,” said a former Indian Army chief.
Vigorous negotiations through three rounds of dialogue between both the sides’ major general-ranked officers led to the release of 10 Indian soldiers detained by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army [PLA] during the June 15 military clash at the Ladakh Line of Actual Control, [LAC].