With strike formations spearheaded by T-90s, Indian Army deployment gets bigger in Ladakh

The Indian Army is making one of its largest deployment amidst the stand off with China. This is in response to the huge build up by the Chinese along the Line of Actual Control.

Earlier, Ladakh had only one division. However, now there are four divisions. Each division comprises around 20,000 troops. Recently, the new division from Uttar Pradesh was moved to eastern Ladakh and it would remained stationed over there.

On Friday, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi paid a surprise visit to Nimu in Ladakh. This was aimed at both boosting the morale of the forces as well as send a strong message to China. The huge build up comes in the backdrop of inputs that the Chinese may attempt an incursion. The Indian Army is taking no chance and is keeping a close guard along the Line of Actual Control.

On the other hand, the Indian Air Force’s capability has been ramped up immensely, with the induction of the C-17 Globemaster Super Hercules and the CH-47 Chinook. The Indian Army’s strike formations are now spearheaded by the T-90 tanks.

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