| New Delhi |
Updated: November 19, 2020 9:37:37 am
As the six-month-old military standoff in Ladakh enters winter and soldiers brace for extended deployment in freezing conditions, the Army has created temporary accommodation for troops just behind the Line of Actual Control, including tents with heating.
An Army officer said Wednesday that “in order to ensure operational efficiency of troops deployed in winters, Army has completed establishment of habitat facilities for all troops deployed in the sector”.
India has around 50,000 troops in the region to mirror the Chinese deployment. At such high altitude, the weather is an additional challenge for the troops to remain combat-ready.
“Apart from the smart camps with integrated facilities which have been built over the years, state-of-the-art habitat with integrated arrangements for electricity, water, heating facilities, health and hygiene have been created,” the officer said.
“Troops on the frontline are accommodated in heated tents as per tactical considerations of their deployment,” he said,…