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Indian Army enhances deployment of air assets near Chinese border in Arunachal region

Indian Army enhances deployment of air assets near Chinese border in Arunachal region.

The Indian military has enhanced the deployment of air assets, including drones, near the borders with China in the Arunachal Pradesh region. The deployments have gradually increased as the Indian Army renewed aerial firepower on its aviation wings.

The force recently created an aviation brigade in the region after securing more “Heron I” drones, “ALH Dhruv” helicopters, and “Rudra” armed attack helicopters. Previously, the Force Aviation Wing had largely Cheetah helicopters

The force has raised the Squadron of Indigenously Designed and Developed Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH-Dhruv). It is a new generation multi-role, multi-role, twin-engine helicopter in the 5.5-ton weight class and is being used for rapid troop mobilization.

The Army has also raised its first dedicated squad of “Rudra” armed helicopters. Rudra is the first Army Aviation aircraft to add “teeth” to the Army Aviation fleet with its Mistral air-to-air missiles, 70mm rockets, 20mm guns, and ATGMs. The ALH (WSI) is a force multiplier for the field force commander with his powerful weapons on board. This helicopter will be able to assault enemy forces and hunt them down when necessary.

“The ALH (WSI) pilot will be like an archer who will hit and kill or wound the enemy from a distance. He will be like a fierce God who will bring death and destruction to the enemy,” said a senior Indian army officer.

The army aviation wing recently secured Heron I artillery unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Israeli-made artillery in August.

Army Aviation Corps Lt. Col. Amit Dadhwal said the aviation wing has evolved from a simple fixed-wing aircraft with basic avionics to state-of-the-art equipment.

“Today we have on cheetah-shaped turntables, advanced light helicopters, integrated combat helicopters with ALH armed system and light combat helicopters,” said Lt. Col. Dadhwal.

“These Rotary Wing platforms provide us, our leaders and commanders with a wealth of capabilities so that we can be successful in all types of operations.”

As the Chinese People’s Liberation Army aggression in the Royal Line of Control, the force has increased the frequency of surveillance in the border area to monitor its activities.

“The aircraft since its inception has been the backbone of surveillance. It can climb up to 30,000 feet and continue to feed commanders on the ground. So that we can maneuver forces on the ground. It has a range of 24 to 30 hours. At a stretch. “said Major Karthik Garg.

From Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh, India shares a total LAC 1,346 km long with China.

India and China have been involved in a border confrontation for the past 18 months.

So far, 13 rounds of high-level commanders’ meetings have been held, and the last round of talks, which took place on October 10, ended inconclusively.

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