The violent Galwan valley clash on 15th June 2020 and a six-week-long border standoff with the Chinese army, under emergency requirement procurement Rs 500 crore of funds was granted by the Government for the India Armed Forces.
With consultation with the Department of Military Affairs, the Indian Armed Forces will be allowed to make a purchase of any weapon under the sanctioned amount. The weapon purchased under the sanctioned fund can be a new one that the armed forces feel they would require in case of a war or a weapon that is short in inventory.
The Modi government is very unhappy that the Chinese President Xi Jinping broke all the ‘peace and tranquility’ promises by not reining his favourite PLA western theatre commander Gen Zhao Zongqi, who is insistent on imposing 1960 eastern Ladakh map based on exaggerated territorial claims on India. This map where China claims territory upto Kongka La was unveiled by then Chinese premier Chou En Lai.
Specialised Mountain Forces deployed
To safeguard Indian territories from any cross-border aggression from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China, India has deployed its Specialised High Altitude Warfare Forces who are trained in guerrilla warfare and fighting along the 3,488 Km Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The specialized Indian mountain troops are trained on the northern front. These forces go to the frontier when the red flag goes up. Over the decades these troops in the Himalayan States of India (Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and Ladakh) have adapted themselves to the rarefied heights by developing the required skill sets and capabilities that are essential to have a pin-pointed accuracy for mountain fighting. Emergency Funds to Armed Forces Specialised Mountain Forces deployed at LAC Emergency Funds to Armed Forces Specialised Mountain Forces deployed at LAC