Jammu: The Indian Army has strongly objected to China's rapid development of its infrastructure close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
According to sources, during a recent high-level meeting between senior officers of the two armies in the region, the Indian Army objected to the construction of new airstrips to land its aircraft along the highway project on the Line of Control in China.
It is a matter of concern for the Indian Army that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China is not only rapidly developing military infrastructure but has also deployed some of its missile regiments there, along with Chinese settlements very close to the LoC. China has already set up airstrips at Kashgar, Gar Gunsa and Hotan to land its fighter aircraft and transport planes near the LAC.
According to sources, China is building its infrastructure in such areas as it is in the slopes of the hills and is not visible to the satellites of USA and other countries. At the same time, China is recruiting and deploying Tibetan youth along with its Han troops on the East Line of Control.
Sources say that China has become much stronger this year in terms of troop deployments, roads and troop deployments than last year. In such a situation, the Indian Army has given clear indications that Chinese actions such as widening the highway near the LAC and making an airstrip indicates nefarious designs by China.
China is constantly strengthening the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) just to show an aggressive demeanor. In these circumstances, the Indian Army also has no choice but to strengthen its infrastructure on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The Indian Army in the region is now many times stronger than before. China had shown its tough stance in the region with its summer war game by deploying its 50,000 troops in Aksai Chin area. After this, it became the demand of the time for the Indian Army to take retaliatory action.
The Indian Army had moved several of its battalions earlier deployed against Pakistan at the Line of Control (LoC) to east Ladakh as they were already acclimatized to high altitude.
Now, in the changed situation, the Indian Army is strengthening itself in eastern Ladakh. At present in Ladakh, the campaign of strengthening the Indian Air Force (IAF) is going on with the improvement of the infrastructure of the Indian Army in the harsh winter. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is currently taking action to meet the winter challenges in the region by conducting large-scale airlift operations.