Pakistan plans to infiltrate 400 terrorists amidst LAC tension
Pakistan seems to take advantage of the heightened tension between India and China across LAC, in Ladakh, and conspires to send around 400 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. Around 400 terrorists are currently assembled at Gurez, Machhal, Keran sector, Tangdhar sector, Naugam sector, launching pad adjacent to Uri, Poonch, Bimbhar Gali, Krishna valley, Nowshera, Akhnoor and Dras sector. Reports reveal Pakistan’s continual violation of ceasefire along LoC, and the activation of Border Action Team (BAT) for attacks on Indian security forces.
India’s hotline message to PLA regarding kidnapping of five
Union minister Kiren Rijiju reveals that India has sent hotline message to the establishment of People’s Liberation Army at the border point in Arunachal Pradesh over the kidnapping of five. The much talked about news about the kidnapping of five who had gone hunting in a forest in Upper Subansiri district on the Sino-India border, were allegedly kidnapped by the Chinese military, as reported by their relatives. The Arunachal Pradesh police had immediately sent a search team due to the repetitiveness of such incidents.
BRO employs advanced machinery for rapid construction of roads in Leh
The Border Road Organization (BRO) have been working relentlessly to complete the work on all roads connecting Leh and clean the patches which have seen landslides or were blocked otherwise, amidst the heightened tension across LAC, where forces have to take heavy machines and other weaponry to required locations. The organization has ditched weekends and are working all around the clock to speed up the process. It has also been using high end unique machinery costing thousands of crores, dealing with explosives to cut mountains and build the roads, to accelerate the process.
India yet to invite Australia for Malabar naval exercises
New Delhi has not yet officially communicated with Canberra regarding its part in the annual Malabar naval exercises, between India, Japan and U.S., amidst rising tension with Beijing. Inviting Australia has two – fold effects – on one hand it will be a major signal to China regarding the countries siding with India, on the other hand it could de-escalate the ongoing talks between India and China regarding LAC. The annual exercise has also the probability of being postponed, in the light of U.S. elections, Japan’s lack of Prime Minister after Shinzo Abe’s resignation, and the coronavirus pandemic.
IAF deploys night flight
The Indian Air Force’s decision to intensify night flights along the border by its combat aircrafts, could turn into a bonus point. Training by night is being considered a game changer as it will strengthen the IAF’s capability to conduct full spectrum operations at the Line of Actual Control on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to the LAC. The MiG-29s are carrying out extensive, round-the-clock flights from Leh, acting as a temporary fighter base, will help the force validate geospatial data to enhance its capabilities in night operations. It is a difficult task due to lack of visibility of ground features that can be seen in the day, and the danger of flying in mountainous terrains remain high.