Facing long haul at LAC, Army’s big challenge: Logistics

Written by Sushant Singh
| New Delhi |

Updated: July 5, 2020 7:05:33 am





The Army is reported to have nearly three division-strength of troops in the sector, with two divisions coming from outside the theatre.

“Amateurs discuss strategy. Professionals talk logistics.” That well-worn military saying is playing out for the Army on the disputed Line of Actual Control in Ladakh where it prepares itself for a long-haul deployment against the Chinese army.

A decision will have to be taken by the Army within the next six weeks on the number of troops that can be supported logistically in the remote area during the winter months by the military supply chain.

The Army is reported to have nearly three division-strength of troops in the sector, with two divisions coming from outside the theatre.

One of these divisions, which did not have a designated operational role in the area, is likely to be logistically more constrained. The situation is likely to be similar for other additional units rushed to Ladakh from the plains over the past two months.

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