Jammu: The Indian Army has warned China that it’ll face higher educated and higher ready troops this time if it creates war-like situations within the days to come back. The Indian Army additionally asserted that its troops totally ready to combat a full-fledged battle even in winters in jap Ladakh.
“If China created conditions for war, they will face a better trained, better prepared, fully rested and psychologically hardened Indian troops,” the Indian Army mentioned in a press release.
The Army mentioned that in comparison with bodily and psychologically battle-hardened Indian troops, Chinese troops largely are from city areas and never used to hardships or extended deployment beneath subject situations.
The Army’ Northern Command headquarters made these assertions reacting to China’s official media Global Times studies that India’s operational logistics is just not equipped adequately and it will be unable to combat by way of winters successfully.
“This can best be attributed to ignorance. Indian Army is fully prepared and more than capable of fighting a full-fledged war even in winters in eastern Ladakh,” a Northern Command spokesperson mentioned right here.
“India is a peace-loving country and wishes to have good relations with its neighbours. India always prefers to resolve issues through dialogue. While talks are in progress to resolve the border issues with China in eastern Ladakh, at the military level it is well prepared for the prolonged stand-off,” he mentioned.
The Northern Command spokesperson additional mentioned that altitudes in Ladakh vary from ‘high to super-high altitude’ and there’s a lot of snowfall as much as 40 toes after November.
“Coupled with this, the temperature dipping down to minus 30 to 40 degree Celsius is a usual phenomenon. The wind chill factor makes matters even worse for the troops. The roads also get closed due to the snow. But despite all this, the most encouraging part for India is that the Indian soldiers have a huge experience of winter warfare and are psychologically tuned to operate at short notice,” the spokesperson mentioned.
While these details are identified to the world, he mentioned, including the operational logistics capabilities, nevertheless, are hardly identified.
“Logistic capability relates to mobility, habitat and billeting, quality services for health, special rations, repair and recovery, heating systems, high-quality weapons, ammunition, quality clothing, and so on. While much of these capabilities existed earlier and troops could simply plug and play, a lot has also been boosted since May this year when China showed first signs of aggression,” he mentioned.
The spokesperson mentioned it is very important perceive that the Army has the expertise of Siachen, the very best battleground on the earth, the place situations are rather more demanding than the frontiers with China.
“Traditionally there were two routes for moving into Ladakh, that is through Zojila (Srinagar-Leh Highway) and Rohtang Passes (Manali-Leh). Recently India commissioned a third road from Darcha to Leh which is much shorter distance-wise and less prone to closure,” he mentioned.
The spokesperson mentioned completion of the Atal tunnel on the Rohtang route has pressure multiplied the logistic capacities.
In addition, we have now a lot of airbases with the assistance of which we will preserve the Army effectively. Modern snow clearing tools has additionally been positioned on these routes to maintain them open past November, thus giving us extra time for each day upkeep of the troops, he mentioned.
The spokesperson mentioned particular gas and lubricants for tanks and armored personnel carriers have additionally been stocked adequately, together with spares for his or her upkeep.
“Water points and tube wells have been established for the troops and animals like mules and yaks. The living barracks have also been prepared which are comfortable and warm,” he mentioned.
He mentioned amenities such because the central heating system are a few of the excessive factors of those amenities. “Ammunition of various types including small arms, missiles and tank and artillery ammunition have also been adequately stocked. The medical system is also in place for any eventuality,” the spokesperson mentioned.