India has deployed special forces in Ladakh amid continuing tension with China. Para Special Forces units have been taken from different places in the country to Ladakh, where they are practicing. Special forces played a key role in the surgical strike against Pakistan in 2017. Sources said that if needed, they can also be used against China.
Special Forces troops have been deployed in East Ladakh. They have been made fully aware of their roles, which may have to be done if hostility with China increases. There are more than 12 special forces regiments in India, who take training in different areas. Special Forces contingents deployed in Jammu and Kashmir regularly practice wargames in high altitude areas in and around Leh.
In the midst of tension with China, the Modi government is also taking many big decisions. The proposal for the purchase of 21 MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi (SU-30 MKI) fighters was approved in the Defense Acquisition Council meeting on Thursday itself. Along with this, upgrade of 59 MiG-29 fighter aircraft has also been approved. MiG-29 fighter jets will be purchased from Russia. In addition, the existing MiG-21 fighter aircraft will also be upgraded.