The Indian Army is fully prepared to fight a full-fledged war even in winters in eastern Ladakh.
The Northern Command has said China’s concept has always been to win the wars without fighting, hence if they create conditions for war, they will come across better trained, better prepared, fully rested and psychologically hardened Indian troops.
“Compared to physically and psychologically battle-hardened Indian troops, Chinese troops mostly are from urban areas and not used to hardships or prolonged deployment under field conditions,” a Northern Command spokesperson said.
Reacting to China’s official media Global Times reports that India’s operational logistics is not geared up adequately and it will not be able to fight through winters effectively, the NC issued a statement saying that the report by Chinese mouthpiece can best be attributed to ignorance.
These worries have been percolating in the minds of Chinese troops and are visible in Chinese media, the spokesperson said.
‘Operating on Siachen more demanding compared to LAC’
This statement comes at a time when talks are in progress between India and China to resolve the border issues in eastern Ladakh but the Indian Army has maintained that at the military level New Delhi is well prepared for the prolonged stand-off.
Despite heavy snowfall up to 40 feet after November and temperature dipping down to minus 30 to 40 degree Celsius, Indian soldiers have huge experience of winter warfare and are psychologically tuned to operate at short notice.