India-China Standoff: Gearing up for Ladkah’s winter, Indian army gets ready to meet challenges of nature

Operational Logistics is a science, it requires the highest calibre of a staff officer who has to painstakingly look into the finest of small print to ensure that the troops are equipped, housed, maintained, well-fed and properly clothed at all times. The permutations and combinations are mind-boggling and there is no room for the slightest amount of error.

In the present context of Eastern Ladakh, logistics, of course, involves not only transporting men and material but thereafter maintaining them in some of the most inhospitable places in the world. Deployment is difficult but sustenance is many times more challenging. At these temperatures and altitudes, there are not only issues of the enemy but also weather and health. Hence, adequate reserves to cater for unforeseen disruptions also need to be catered for at various locations.

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