Specialised mountain forces deployed to check China’s infiltrations.
After repeated infilitration by China in ladak border, India deploy its specialised high altitude warfare forces along the LAC to counter any trangressions by the China’s PLA.
Indian Army istrying its best to safeguard the LAC from any cross border aggression by the PLA which have shown hostile intent earlier by attacking our soldiers.
It is understood that specialised forces trained over the past decades for fighting on the northern front are pushed up to the frontier to impose military costs if the red flag goes up.
Unlike the PLA which moves in infantry combat vehicles and paved metalled roads to maneuver , the Indian mountain troops are trained in guerrilla warfare and fighting in high altitude as shown by them in Kargil War.
“The art of mountain fighting is that the toughest because the cost of human casualties is 10 to every troop of the adversary sitting on a height. The troops from Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Gorkha, Arunachal and Sikkim have adapted to the rarefied heights over centuries and hence their capability of fighting is close quarter combats is without match.
The artillery and therefore the missiles need to have pin-pointed accuracy alternatively they miss the mountain target by miles,” said a former Indian Army chief.
The other thing that works for the military is that the Tibetan plateau is flat on the Chinese side while the Indian side starts from K2 peak in Karakoram, to Nanda Devi in Uttarakhand, to Kanchenjung in Sikkim and Namche Barwa across Arunachal Pradesh border.
“In mountains, it’s not only difficult to capture territory but harder to carry it,” a China expert with South Block said.
While India has noted with appreciation the voices beginning in its support from the Trump administration, including the President himself, the mood in Delhi is more like “atmanirbhar (self-reliant) Bharat” with no intent of asking anyone for military or diplomatic support. “I have my battalions lined up with armoured personnel carriers and artillery.
India won’t instigate or precipitate any skirmish but will reply to any transgression. the times of LAC nibbling are over. this is often a battle of nerves and India is ready to attend , come snow come sunshine,” said a senior minister.