Recently, the Northern Command of the Indian Army purchased 49 aerial drones from Israel to monitor the border region separating India from China and Pakistan.
According to Pakistan Today (PT), “The Indian Army will deploy the drones to carry out reconnaissance mission[s] over its disputed border areas after 50 soldiers from China’s People’s Liberation Army were found setting up camp in the remote region of eastern Ladakh, which is also claimed by India, on the night of April 15.”
Breitbart News previously reported alleged Chinese troop incursions into Ladakh in mid-August. And The Times of India reported that “nearly 1,000 Chinese soldiers” entered the region on September 18 and “refused to go back” once inside the country.
Purchasing drones from Israel is meant to combat this, and PT reports that they are expected be “game changers” in the “territorial dispute with China.”
In addition to the drone acquisition, India has assembled a “72,000-strong Mountain Strike Corp … to prevent a potential Chinese attack.” Indian Air Force cargo planes have also been landing at Daulat Beg Oldi, “the world’s highest airstrip” located in Ladakh.
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