Asserting that it’s fully ready to fight a full-fledged war even in winters in eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army on Wednesday stated if China created circumstances for war, they are going to face a greater educated, higher ready, fully rested and psychologically hardened Indian troops.
In an announcement, it stated in contrast to bodily and psychologically battle-hardened Indian troops, Chinese troops largely are from city areas and never used to hardships or extended deployment beneath area circumstances.
The Army’ Northern Command headquarters made these assertions reacting to China’s official media Global Times experiences that India’s operational logistics just isn’t geared up adequately and it will be unable to fight by means 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 stated 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 stated.
He stated altitudes in Ladakh vary from “high to super-high altitude” and there’s a lot of snowfall — up to 40 ft after November.
“Coupled with this, the temperature dipping down to minus 30 to 40 degree Celsius is a usual phenomenon. 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 stated.
While these info are identified to the world, he stated, including the operational logistics capabilities, nonetheless, 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 stated.
The spokesperson stated it is necessary to perceive that the Army has the expertise of Siachen, the very best battleground in the world, the place circumstances are far 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 stated.
The spokesperson stated completion of Atal tunnel on the Rohtang route has drive multiplied the logistic capacities.
“In addition, we have a large number of airbases with the help of which we can maintain the Army well. Modern snow clearing equipment has also been placed on these routes to keep them open beyond November, thus giving us more time for daily maintenance of the troops,” he stated.
The spokesperson stated particular gasoline and lubricants for tanks and armoured 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 stated.
He stated services such because the central heating system are among the excessive factors of those services.
“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 stated “China’s concept has always been to win the wars without fighting, hence if they create conditions for war, they will come across better trained, better prepared, fully rested and psychologically hardened Indian troops.
“These worries have been percolating in the minds of Chinese troops and are visible in Chinese media,” he stated.