New Delhi: Indian armed forces have deployed troops equipped with shoulder-fired air defence missiles in order to counter any aggression by the Chinese who is trying to violate Indian air space near Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh.
“Indian troops armed with the Russian-origin lgla air defence system have been deployed on the crucial heights along the border to take care of any enemy aircraft trying to violate the Indian air space there,” sources told news agency ANI.
The Russian-origin air defence systems are used by both the Indian Army and the Air Force.
According to reports, a number of Chinese choppers had tried to come inside Indian territory near the flashpoints.
India is strictly monitoring the Hotan, Gar Gunsa, Kashghar, Hopping, Dkonka Dzong, Linzhi and Pangat airbases of the PLAAF in the Xinjiang and Tibet region. The Chinese Army has upgraded these bases including the construction of hardened shelters, the extension of runway lengths and deployment of additional manpower to carry out more operations.