Monday, July 26, 2021

Indian Army develops infrastructure at LAC, Ladakh that can accommodate double the number of troops

The Indian Army has been able to develop an infrastructure that has the capacity to accommodate a huge number of troops now. These habitats are located in the Ladakh sector and other areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

This development has come to light due to the engagement of the Indian Army in a military stand-off with the Chinese army for almost more than a year now.

Ladakh experiences a harsh winter where the temperatures can go as low as minus 45 degrees. Therefore, these newly built habitats would allow the troops of the Indian Army to function more efficiently during such climatic conditions as well.

5 years plan completed in 12 months by the Indian Army

This new infrastructure plan was set for the next 5 years but due to the military stand-off with China, the Indian Army completed the work in just 12 months. Following this, the number of troops that can be accommodated in the Ladakh sector alone would be more than double the number of troops deployed there.

Going by the estimates, both India and China have deployed more than 50,000 troops in the Eastern Ladakh sector opposite each other despite the limited disengagement in the Pangong lake sector by both sides earlier this year.

The Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army is continuously working all along the LAC to erect structures for the troops to operate there and accommodate additional forces if the need arises.

Road infrastructure in LAC underway:

India is working to develop the road infrastructure in all the sectors along the LAC and has speeded up work on the Nimu-Padam-Darcha axis. This will help the troops to move to Ladakh from other parts of the country round the year.

The defence ministry is will soon clear a proposal that will allow the BRO i.e. Border Roads Organisation to construct a 4.5 km-long tunnel for connectivity on the new road. The road connectivity to all the forward locations was also made available much before the due dates by the Army engineers.

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