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‪Vigil increased along LAC in Arunachal, Sikkim‬

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  1. SpArK

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    ‪Vigil increased along LAC in Arunachal, Sikkim‬





    KOLKATA: Vigil has been intensified along the line of actual control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim in the wake of incursions by troops of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Ladakh, sources in the Eastern Command confirmed.

    Officers in charge of the forward bases have, however, been instructed not to make any aggressive gesture or get provoked by any action from across the LAC. They are to report any movement that doesn't seem normal.

    "Our troops along the LAC are always on alert. However, it is true that the incidents in Ladakh have led to heightened surveillance of movement along the LAC. The Eastern Command is quite prepared to handle any situation but we don't wish to give the impression that we have adopted an aggressive stance. Probably, this is what the Chinese want us to do. We simply wish them to understand that if they try anything funny in a sector where surveillance is a bit low, we can exert pressure somewhere else. Once this understanding is reached, there is little possibility of hostilities," an officer said.

    Officers believe that the latest incidents in Ladakh will provide more impetus to the plans to raise four new divisions for the Indo-China frontier. Two of these divisions will be under the Eastern Command.

    Over the last few years, China has increased military presence along the LAC, particularly across Arunachal Pradesh. While CSS-3 intermediate range ballistic missiles have been replaced by advanced CSS-5 medium range ones very close to the LAC in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), airfields have been constructed at Kong Ka, Hoping and Pangta in addition to the ones in TAR.

    A large number of Border Defence Regiments of the PLA have also been deployed along the LAC. Elite units of the Rapid Reaction Force (RRF) have been deployed in Chengdu, which is close to TAR. These units can be moved to the LAC within 48 hours, thanks to better infrastructure on the Chinese side.

    "There has been force build-up on our side as well. Special exercises have also been held to mobilize troops even in regions where infrastructure is a problem. However, the government needs to understand that infrastructure development is very important if India wants to establish any real control over the situation. Unlike our troops who have to man or patrol the LAC, even during difficult times of the year, on a regular basis, the Chinese can take it easy. They know that they can mobilize troops in any sector within hours as infrastructure is good. On the Indian side, we don't have this luxury and troops have to be posted close to the border. Moreover, they have to be prepared for any situation as time is an enemy," another officer said.

    While the Army has deployed Brahmos cruise missiles in the east, the Indian Air Force has stationed Su-30 MKIs in Tezpur. Officers maintain that a major cause for concern is the Chumbi Valley — a tri-junction between Sikkim, Bhutan and TAR. This is extremely close to the 'chicken neck' region that connects the Northeast to the rest of the country. Should the Chinese plan some mischief at this location, it could lead to major chaos.

    ?Vigil increased along LAC in Arunachal, Sikkim? - The Times of India
     
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    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    We should bring ITBP under IA too. GoI needs to wake up first.
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    The ITBP is like a 'Test button' on the LAC for the enemy. Press it and you can get a direct pulse of the GOI's reaction. Even a child can see that Govt. moronic idiots!

    The best way to quickly achieve logistical dominance on the LAC is maximize the use of technology in the Himalayan terrain. From terrain sensors, spy HD satellites, programmable logic weaponry, remote control and guided missile systems to the whole new generation of armaments. We have to reduce the human cost and errors while keeping the minimum boots on the ground and upgrading support infra. We will have to transition out of the old school of defence, which was to lure any invading force into our postion and then neutralizing them with counter-atttack and flanking maneuvers. This strategy worked wonderfully in the past but is ineffective in today's ops scale.
     
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  4. Manmohan Yadav

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    Thats right
    IA and not the Home Ministry Protects the Borders
     
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    ITBP was started post 1962 under MHA to patrol the LAC. Nehru felt having the army man the borders would come off as too aggressive. Actually that is what he should have exactly done - Be Aggressive. Now remember this man started on a solid footing with the aggressive 50s border forward policy. The same guy who said once "Map or no map, here's the border Mr Mao take it or leave" now has a bunch of policemen at the most volatile region of the world???!!. Hard to believe the complete 180 turn in posture. He mistook Mao to be a Gandhian!! even after the chinaman took his treacherous revenge with the false pretext alleging we are going to invade Tibet. So same story with ITBP even today two generations later. Nothing rocket scienctific about this scenario of what has been long overdue!!
     
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    need to create a nationwide awareness of this... congress and media is downplaying it
     
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    How? any ideas? BJP could have done this. Wonder why, they are also silent.
     
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    they are not... burned chinise putla in several places... modi and all are talking about this in compaings... rajnath singh asked for hold on relations with china and our MP are shouting in parliyament... but none is got reported as it should br
     
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    Congress is as usual. Some media are highllighting this unknown operational idiotic anomaly

    http://www.telegraphindia.com/1130430/jsp/nation/story_16843423.jsp

    Article on Eastern Strike Corps. Phase 1 are the Arunachal Scouts from local tribes for V force operations in Khampa region. Also note the IA counter move war games.

    http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/2011/08/new-strike-corps-for-china-border.html
     
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  10. VJM

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    Hi All


    Can anyone throw light on what is happening in Arunachal Pradesh. I wish to know are we controlling it completely or is there a Kashmir kinda situation where there it is controlled by Pak India and China. Is the entire territory as in map of India controlled by India.

    About China in Laadak region I believe it is to do with a belief that India needs to put on its toes policy of our neighbours.
     
  11. Himanshu Pandey

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    we are controlling it but some part of it is under china... when they created a same situation like todays down there in 1986
     
  12. UNAM

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    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Arunachal pradesh which you see in map of india is fully controlled by india as far as kahmir is concerned then Aksai chin region is in control of china
     
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