Over 22,000 troops and 450 tanks have been built by the Indian Army in the Eastern Ladakh sector opposite China, defence sources reported.
In the region, China is building up its military infrastructure.
Against China’s aggressive movements around the Pangong Tso lake, which is both in India and China, the Indian Army Corps of Engineers has enacted new landing craft in eastern Ladakh, which has given a huge boost to patrolling capabilities and the recruitment of men and equipment. One keeper and 12 soldiers can be carried by the crafts.
A total of 22,000 troops and approximately 450 A vehicles and guns have been housed in housing and technical storage over the past two years. According to defence sources, the emphasis has now shifted to constructing permanent defences and infrastructure to improve defence readiness in the current working season, along with completing ongoing projects.”
Engineer in Chief of the Indian Army, Lt Gen Harpal Singh, said the Indian Army’s Corps of Engineers has constructed 3D-printed permanent defences in the desert sector for the first time. We have tested these defenses against a variety of weapons, from small arms to the main gun of the T90 tank.”
According to him, such defences are able to withstand blasts, can be erected within 36-48 hours, and can be moved.
As a result, trials for similar permanent defenses have been conducted in eastern Ladakh and have been found to be useful.
As part of the Border Roads Organization’s infrastructure development along the China border, defence sources noted that nine tunnels have been built, including the 2.535 km long Sela tunnel, which will be the world’s tallest bi-lane tunnel when completed. “11 more tunnels are also being planned.”