Now India will keep a close watch day and night to keep an eye on China’s nefarious antics on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). For this, special drone cameras have been installed by India. These drone cameras are of a very advanced type, which will keep a close watch on every move of China. India has installed drone cameras along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as part of a comprehensive strategy to strengthen the overall military preparedness to deal with China.
Last year, there was a bloody skirmish between India and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley. In which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred. Even after this incident, incidents of conflict between Chinese and Indian soldiers keep coming to the fore. In such a situation, it is clear that China on the LAC remains a constant headache for India.
In a conversation with PTI, some eyewitnesses said that Israeli-made Heron Mark-1 drones are monitoring the mountainous areas of the LAC round the clock. These drones can fly up to a height of about 30 thousand feet. Recently, the Indian Army has also signed a deal to buy Heron Mark-2 drones from Israel. This drone will give the Indian Army an edge over the Chinese Army amid the ongoing tension along the border with China. These drones are capable of traveling at high altitudes and long distances in any weather.
#WATCH | A Heron Mark 1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle of the Indian Army operating at an aviation squadron in Misamari, Assam. The drones are deployed for surveillance along the China border in the sector. pic.twitter.com/1ESmt7yhX8
— ANI (@ANI) October 17, 2021
The Heron drone is making its flight over the LAC at the Misamari Army Aviation Base in Assam. There is an Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv and also Rudra, which has integrated Weapon System. This airbase is the base of the Indian Army’s Four Corps, which is stationed on a large part of the Line of Actual Control adjoining Arunachal Pradesh. For the soldiers stationed there, supplies are made from this airbase.
The eastern Ladakh border standoff between Indian and Chinese armies erupted on May 5 last year after a violent skirmish in the Pangong Lake areas and both sides gradually increased their deployment by sending thousands of troops. Tension has increased between the two armies after a violent clash in the Galwan Valley on June 15 last year.
After this, although there were several rounds of military and diplomatic talks between India and China, but all of them failed. But the standoff between the two armies ended after the final round of military talks on October 10. Nevertheless, once again a large number of troops have been deployed on the LAC from the Chinese side.