The Indian Air Force on Wednesday reopened the Vijayanagar ALG (Advanced Landing Ground) in Arunachal Pradesh for Army aircraft in view of military challenges from China. Meanwhile, the Army conducted a military exercise on Wednesday near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the high altitude area of East Ladakh. Tanks, artillery guns, drones, helicopters and troops participated in this military exercise in Chusul. Simultaneously, the Air Force also did para-dropping of aircraft from aircraft. It was named "Changthang Prahar". Changthang is the name of a plateau in western and northern Tibet that extends to southeastern Ladakh.
Instructions to prepare for operation always
However, this military exercise at an altitude of 12,000 feet was not large in terms of the number of military forces and the deployment of weapons. However, Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, the top Army officer in Jammu and Kashmir, exuded confidence that the Northern Command, which oversees the LoC with China and the LoC with Pakistan, would maintain their tradition if war was imposed on the country. He said, "With the introduction of new weapon systems and high-tech equipment, the firepower of the Indian Army is increasing every day." He instructed the troops to be vigilant and always ready for military operations.
There will be big maneuvers next month
The army is going to conduct a major military exercise in the name of 'Him Vijay' in Arunachal Pradesh next month. The Army will test its combat capability in the hilly areas of its newly integrated battle groups in coordination with the Air Force. The exercise will take place at around the same time as Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting India for informal talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Army is getting stronger continuously
The Air Force also launched an AN-32 aircraft on Vijayanagar ALG on Wednesday. The aim is to re-establish the connectivity of the army's transport aircraft in the far east of the country. Vijay Nagar ALG is a landing ground that is not accessible by road. In addition to the Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) located east of Ladakh (Nyoma, DBO and Phukche), the Air Force has also activated ALGs in Pasighat, Mechuka, Walong, Along, Ziro and Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh over the years. The aim is to transport troops from far-flung border areas and expedite the supply of logistics.
There was a conflict with the Chinese army last week
Officials said the Vijayanagar ALG would also be helpful in maintaining the border with Myanmar. "The movement of large transport aircraft at this airfield will also speed up the development of this area and increase the traffic facilities of the local people," an official said. Point to be noted is that
Last week, there was a clash between soldiers from India and China in eastern Ladakh near Pangong Tso. The incident occurred when Chinese army personnel objected to the patrolling by Indian soldiers in the area. Army sources said the issue was resolved in the delegation-level talks between the two sides on Wednesday.