Army is increasing capacity on LAC amid standoff with China, infrastructure development is also accelerating

The Indian Army is providing special training to its troops in strategically sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh to boost its combat preparedness amid the standoff along the border in eastern Ladakh. Along with this, the army is establishing a rebalancing of its soldiers in this area. The army is taking these measures to boost its overall war preparedness amid the more than two-year-old military standoff with China in eastern Ladakh.

From building roads, bridges and ammunition depots to strengthening its surveillance mechanism, the Army is in the process of immediately mobilizing troops in the Northeast’s RALP area (rest of Arunachal Pradesh) along the LAC, senior army officials said on Wednesday. accelerating the development of the infrastructure. The General-Officer-Commanding (GOC) of ‘2nd Mountain Division’ Major General M.S. Bains said that the Army’s focus in this area is completely towards the northern border and all anti-insurgency operations are now being carried out by the Assam Rifles.

An eye on the expansion of mobile network

He said that capacity development projects including construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, helipads and other infrastructure are being implemented within the stipulated time-frame, especially in the Upper Dibang Valley region. “Our overall combat preparedness in the region is of the highest order,” Major General Bains told a group of reporters. Another senior official said that the focus is also on expanding the 4G telecom network in strategically sensitive areas like Kibithu, Walong and Huiliang.

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China installed a large number of mobile towers

China has installed a large number of mobile towers on its side along the LAC and in some areas Indian phones take over the Chinese network. Officials said the Army, along with other stakeholders, is developing capabilities under a five-year plan (2021-2025) with a long-term approach and with a focus on restructuring, rebalancing and training forces to enhance vigil along the LAC with China. being done.

Army is also building a new helipad

The Air Force is also strengthening its infrastructure, including building new helipads and expanding the capabilities of the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), he said. An official said that China is accelerating the development of infrastructure and we are also trying to develop faster.

Army focusing on training soldiers along LAC

“The overall law and order situation has improved in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur. Hence the anti-insurgency operations are being carried out by the Assam Rifles and the Army is focusing on the training of soldiers along the LAC.

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