Emergency Funds to Armed Forces of Rs. 500 Crore, Specialised Mountain Forces deployed at LAC

Following 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 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.

Specialised Mountain Forces deployed

To safeguard Indian territories from any cross-border aggression from the People’s Liberation Army 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.

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