India procures high-altitude warfare kits from US on an urgent basis amidst row with China
The worst standoff between the Asian neighbors in four decades has prompted India and China to maneuver thousands of troops, tanks, and missiles to the Himalayan border
India is preparing for an extended winter deployment after talks to ease tensions along its border with China stalled. India has immediately ordered for high-altitude warfare kits from the USA, officials with the knowledge of the matter have informed the news agencies.
The Indian Army used an agreement which allows the 2 militaries to require logistical assistance from one another like buying fuel and spare parts for warships and aircraft, for the transaction, the officials said, asking to not be identified given rules for sensitive content not to be disclosed to the media. The Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agreement signed in August 2016 aims to market interoperability between the 2 militaries.
The worst standoff between the Asian neighbors in four decades has prompted India and China to maneuver thousands of troops, tanks, and missiles to the Himalayan border, while fighter jets are on stand-by. the push to accumulate the gear shows things will extend into the winter. The troops bully off at 15,000 feet, with temperatures dropping to -30 Celsius (-22 Fahrenheit).
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar told the investors and analysts at the Bloomberg India Economic summit held on Thursday that military and diplomatic talks are ongoing for the disengagement process.
India earlier used to source its warfare kits from Europe and China but given the present situations, its most trustworthy ally is the USA. It is also being reported that SK Saini who is the second-highest-ranking general within the Indian Army is on a scheduled visit to the USA to discuss other emergency assistance and the roadmap ahead.
China has been continuously engaging with the Indian troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and it is also ready for a war-like situation. The Doklam and Galwan valley incidents highlight the evil intentions of China. The Central Government is often cornered by the opposition on the India-China border controversy alleging that India has surrendered land to China but these claims are refuted by the Government.