India has deployed air-to-air Akash missiles in the eastern Ladakh region amid tension continuing on the China border with Ladakh. India has taken this step after Chinese fighter jets and helicopters appeared on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The Akash missile can take down very fast-moving combat aircraft and drones in a few seconds and many modifications and upgrades have already been done in it to make it suitable for deployment in the high mountainous terrain.
Apart from this, India is also deploying its high firepower weapons on LAC to give a befitting reply to China. After the bloody clash between India and China in East Ladakh, India is constantly guarding the border and taking every necessary step.
“As part of the ongoing build-up in the sector, the air defence systems of both Indian Army and the Indian Air Force have been deployed in the sector to prevent any misadventure by the Chinese Air Force fighter jets or the People’s Liberation Army choppers there,” government sources told ANI.
News agency ANI quoted government sources as saying that the Indian Air Force has deployed these missiles on the Indo-China border in eastern Ladakh to give a befitting reply to the Chinese Air Force as part of ongoing construction in the area. Actually, China has increased its activities in this area and it is a necessary step to answer them.
Government sources say that India may also deploy high-performance capability missiles from Russia soon. Significantly, India and Russia have very good relations and in these conditions of tension, Russia is also ready to give these missiles to India.
Sources also say that Chinese helicopters are flying very close to Indian LACs in all inaccessible areas. Continuous flight to these helicopters up to the Northern Sub Zone (Daulat Beg Oldi Sector), Patrolling Point 14 near Galvan Valley, Patrolling Point 15, Patrolling Point 17 and 17A (Hot Zone Springs) as well as Pangong Tso and Finger Zone are filling. Only after this India has deployed missiles.
The Indian Air Force is continuing its exercises amid tension from China. Under this, transport aircraft and Chinook helicopters with Sukhoi 30 MKI are constantly practicing flying. These aircraft of the Air Force are carrying logistic items to various places in the region and are increasing the strength of the army in the region.
These aircraft are constantly flying from Chandigarh to Ladakh. The Chiefs of the Army and Air Force have recently visited the entire region and encouraged the enthusiasm of the jawans and airmen. The soldiers of the East Ladakh region are especially attentive.
The surveillance gaps have also been plugged and no enemy aircraft would be able to go undetected from the eyes of defence forces.