Northern Army Commander visits forward areas along LAC, reviews newly inducted weapons

Arjun Sharma

Jammu, June 24

With no end in tension between India and China over the Line of Actual Control (LAC) issue, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi visited Lukung near the famous Pangong Lake to review the newly inducted weapons in the region. visited the area. ,

Indian and Chinese troops entered into a major skirmish in mid-June 2020, resulting in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers and over 30 Chinese soldiers as per reports. The eastern Ladakh region has since been witnessing tension between the two armies, who are blindfolded at several places.

However, during a recent four-day visit to Ladakh, Dwivedi visited further areas and examined weapons including high-tech drones, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), and cannons, which were recently deployed in the region. Were.

According to the official Twitter handle of the Northern Command, the commander also witnessed the blitzkrieg exercise by Aksai Chin Warriors where ATVs were performed in treacherous high altitude areas. The induction of ATVs in the field would give soldiers the mobility and preparedness needed for operations on the battlefield.

On the intervening night of June 15-16, 2020, Chinese soldiers attacked Indian soldiers with sticks and other weapons but guns were not used during the fighting. Now the army has also trained soldiers along the LAC in traditional Indian martial arts (hand-to-hand combat). According to an official statement, Dwivedi also witnessed the pre-samghat – unarmed combat package comprising four traditional Indian martial arts during his visit. He appreciated the fighting spirit of the soldiers.

Interestingly, Lt Gen Tumul Verma, who is the Director General Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME), also visited the Eastern Ladakh regions and set up the Tank Medium Repair Facility in the region. This facility will help in increasing the reliability of the mission in record time.

Dwivedi felicitated 84-year-old local porter Tsetan Namgyal for his services.