India has tightened its back for the winter against China on the LAC adjacent to eastern Ladakh. Along with the Indian Air Force, the Army is reaching Ladakh in a large number of food and drink items as well as ration, oil, tents and special uniforms. After all, how did the ABP News team arrive at a forward airbase in East Ladakh to know how India’s ops-logistic preparations against the dragon are.
When the ABP News team arrived at this forward airbase, one C-17 Globemaster Military Transport Aircraft, C130J Super Hercules and IL76 Aircraft are continuously landing. All these aircraft are the largest cargo aircraft in the world, which can carry up to 70-80 tonnes of goods.
All these goods are being brought to Ladakh from C-17 aircraft capital Delhi and Chandigarh. All these items are for the Defense Forces, ie soldiers of India, who are currently stationed against China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). These include mineral bottles of water, juice, special artic tents and other items. All the goods from these planes are being unloaded in special trucks. The trucks are being loaded into Chinook heavylift helicopters.
Chinook helicopters taken from America
Actually, LAC distance from forward airbase is about 100-150 km. Therefore, the logistics of soldiers and other goods are being sent by Chinook helicopter. Recently, India took these 22 Chinook helicopters from the US and for the last four months, these helicopters have remained work-horses for the Indian Army. From logistics and carrying rations to cannon and anti-aircraft guns, these Chinook helicopters are transporting tactical positions.
A large number of soldiers are being transported to LAC along with ration from Air Force Globemaster Aircraft. In view of the climate of Ladakh, very low oxygen and high altitude area, soldiers are provided a week of elimination. Only then they are sent to the forward location. Let me tell you that at present, about 50 thousand soldiers of India are deployed on the 826 km long LAC adjacent to eastern Ladakh. But if needed, more soldiers can be deployed here from the plains.
Fighter jets and attack helicopters also engaged in their missions day and night.
Operations of military transport aircraft are not the only operations at the forward airbase. Rather fighter jets and attack helicopters also continue in their mission day and night. Sukhoi, MiG-29, Rafal, Mirage 2000 and LCA Tejas fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force keep combating air patrols on LAC adjacent to Ladakh day and night.
Apart from this, Apache attack helicopters recently taken from the US are also operating at this forward airbase. Under this, they are patrolling those mountains of LAC which are not able to come under the fighter jets.
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