NEW DELHI: Amid the standoff with China which has necessitated deployment of augmented military presence on the Line of Precise Management, India has gone for pressing buy of further high-altitude winter clothes from the US for troops deployed at ahead areas in japanese Ladakh.
The winter clothes has been bought underneath the Logistics Change Memorandum Settlement (LEMOA) between India and US. The settlement facilitates logistical help, provides and providers between the armed forces of the 2 international locations, and consists of clothes, meals, lubricants, spare elements, medical providers, amongst different necessities.
India can be seeking to European markets to get extra winter clothes for fast necessities as its troopers are braving temperatures of minus 25 levels Celsius as they occupy 13 important heights in south of Pangong Lake in Ladakh.
The seventh spherical of India-China navy talks on October 12 at Chushul to resolve the border dispute in japanese Ladakh led to impasse, after round 11 hours of deliberations. The de-escalation of forces on the LAC through the winter is very unlikely now and India has to arrange an enormous logistical association.
On August 30, India occupied important mountain heights like Rechin La, Rezang La, Mukpari, and Tabletop, that had been unmanned until now, on the southern financial institution of the Pangong Lake. It additionally made some deployments close to Blacktop additionally.
The deployment got here after the Chinese language tried to make a provocative navy transfer. Now, dominance at these 13 peaks permits India to dominate Spangur Hole underneath Chinese language management and in addition the Moldo garrison on the Chinese language facet.
The Indian Military now has to replenish winter objects for round 35, 000 further troops deployed on the ahead areas. Many of the friction factors in Ladakh like Pangong Lake and Galwan Valley the place the face-offs have occurred are 15, 000 toes above the ocean degree.
Indian Air Drive chief, Air Chief Marshal R.Okay.S. Bhadauria had, earlier this month, said that India sees China digging in for the winter alongside the disputed border, and that India is taking motion primarily based on the bottom realities.