India has deployed a surface-to-air missile defense system in eastern Ladakh in view of the increasing movement of Chinese fighter jets and helicopters on the LAC (Line of Actual Control). The system includes the Akash missile which is capable of blasting Chinese planes in a blink of an eye. Along with this, large-scale military equipment is being transported across the border. Three divisions of the army have been increased there. All this preparation is being done to give a befitting reply to China in the event of confrontation.

Keeping in view the current situation, air defense systems of both Army and Air Force have been deployed in East Ladakh. In the last few weeks, China has acquired state-of-the-art fighter aircraft like Sukhoi-30. These and other bombers are currently deployed by China somewhere behind the border but are often seen cruising on LAC.

There are Chinese helicopters on the collision areas
Chinese helicopters hover over all colliding points of the LAC. Daulat Beg Oldi, the Chinese aircraft are constantly on view of the Petrol Point 14, Patrol Point 15, Patrol Point 17 and Patrol Point 17A of the Galvan Valley. As a cut, the Akash missile included in the air defense system deployed by India can destroy aircraft, helicopters or drones in a few seconds. Several changes have also been made to this system for deployment at high altitude. To strengthen the Indian front, the S-30MKI fighter aircraft can be fully equipped with the adjoining air base and can reach here in a few minutes. India has made its best preparations for monitoring the enemy. Now no Chinese aircraft can pass through it without being caught.

What is Air Defense System
  • India’s modern air defense system includes a high-efficiency one-stage solid rocket propelled Akash missile.
  • This surface-to-air missile can intercept any enemy missile at an altitude of 30 km.
  • This missile is equipped with internal navigation system, modern computer and electro mechanical activator.
  • This missile has been developed primarily to intercept missiles that are coming to hit targets at supersonic speed.
  • India also has air defense systems with missiles other than Akash.

Army increased the number of soldiers
The army has increased the number of troops on LAC amid increasing tension. According to reliable sources, the army has increased three divisions. Along with this, a special division capable of fighting at high altitude has also been trained and posted at 18 thousand feet. The Reserve Force has been deployed on the front. A senior army officer said that we are deploying our equal force against China on every front. In military parlance, it is called mirror deployment. Army spokesman Aman Anand was not available for comment on the issue. On the other hand, Air Force and Navy have also started tremendous preparations. Barat will leave no stone unturned to answer to China.

Communication network being strengthened in Ladakh will
The communication network is also being strengthened on a war footing after roads and bridges in Ladakh, bordering China and Pakistan. 54 new mobile towers are being set up in remote areas of Ladakh. Close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC), one is being erected at Demchok, 17 at Leh, 11 at Janskar, seven at Nubra and 19 at Kargil. BJP MP from Ladakh Jamyang Sering Nangyal said that Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has approved the installation of 54 mobile towers.

Construction of roads in areas adjacent to LAC intensified
Construction of roads in areas adjacent to LAC has also been speeded up. This will ease the movement of security forces. The laborers from Jharkhand have reached Ladakh. Local laborers have also been recruited. Road construction has been accelerated by the activation of the Border Roads Organization (BRO). The BRO required about 15,000 workers. Therefore, a special recruitment drive was launched in Jharkhand.

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