As a part of its efforts to strengthen its presence and deployment within the Pangong lake space in Ladakh, the Indian Military has signed a contract to amass 12 boats that will be absolutely armed and used for patrolling and fast troops’ deployment in and round that space.
The Indian Military had yesterday inked a contract with M/s Goa Shipyard Restricted for 12 Quick Patrol Boats for surveillance and patrolling of huge water our bodies, together with these in excessive altitude areas. Supply would start from Might 2021.
“The boats can be operated and maintained by the Corps of Engineers. These boats shall be important in making certain safety alongside the borders/Strains of Management unfold over huge water our bodies, together with these in excessive altitude areas,” Military officers stated.
The excessive pace and manoeuvrable boats will probably be outfitted with state-of-the-art onboard methods, they added.
Within the preliminary section of the battle with India, the Chinese language troopers had used numerous boats to ferry troops to areas close to Finger 5 and Finger 6.
India additionally has numerous boats deployed there and the brand new boats will increase the Indian functionality to maneuver across the lake which has been a bone of competition between the 2 nations for a very long time now.
(With ANI inputs)