100 days on, no headway, extra troops on floor

Ajay Banerjee

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 12

Exactly 100 days after troops of India and China had been first concerned in a bodily conflict on the north financial institution of Pangong Tso, little has modified alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.

In truth, troop ranges have elevated for the reason that first conflict. Both sides have added numbers to their war-waging tools, together with artillery weapons, tanks, rocket launchers, missiles, fighter jets and drones.

After the May 5-6 conflict, there was one other bodily conflict on the north financial institution of Pangong Tso in mid-May. The third conflict was at Galwan on June 15 when Indian Army misplaced 20 troopers, whereas the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) misplaced an unspecified variety of its males.

Five conferences on the Lt General-level had been carried out between June 6 and August 2. It was determined to go forward with de-escalation. China, nevertheless, backed out of the settlement.

Barring success in making a 3-km buffer zone at Patrolling level 14 (Galwan) and PP 15 (Hot Springs), there was no breakthrough. China is adamant on not transferring additional away from the LAC from its place at Finger-4.

The PLA has the same stance as regards PP 17 and PP 17-A, close to Gogra. At 900 sq km Depsang plains, talks have been unsuccessful.

The restoration of establishment ante (as on April 2020) appears a distant aim as Ladakh will get prepared for a protracted winter that can see beneath freezing night time temperature by the tip of this month.

Light Combat Helicopters deployed in Leh

Two Light Combat Helicopters developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited have been deployed for operations at excessive altitude in Leh. It is a potent weapon platform due to its state-of-the-art techniques and extremely correct weapons which are able to hitting any kind of goal throughout day or night time.

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