Jammu: In an effort to increase its defence system, India has decided to install the latest gadgetry along the Line of Actual Control or LAC in order to monitor the movement of the Chinese troops from India’s side.
It though needs mention that peace is prevalent between the Sino-Indian troops along the LAC in the Ladakh sector. The Armies hold regular interactions at the Border Meeting Points.
The new initiative by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Ministry of Defence (MoD) comes in the wake of failure of previous such system to work up to the expectations of Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which guards the LAC along the China border. The ITBP comes under the command of the MHA.
The initial project was taken up by the MHA in 2013 after standoff between Sino-Indian troops at Despang area of Ladakh sector. The PLA troops had intruded deep inside the Indian territory at Despang but retreated only after a fortnight.
As the LAC between India and China was un-demarcated, the Indian Army and ITBP conduct patrolling at far off areas but undertake frequent visits to the LAC or depend on the reports of shepherds and other people living close to the LAC.
As per the sources, this new system would largely help the Army and ITBP to get better picture of the LAC and detect any unwanted movement of the PLA troops inside the Indian territory well in time.
But this new system could take some time as it was in the initial phase of launch. But once installed and made functional, it would go long way in making surveillance system of the Indian side up to the mark.
The hi-resolution cameras India proposed to install along the LAC would be capable of giving 15 to 20 kilometers live feed to Army and ITBP even along the higher altitudes and would be connected with nearby Border Outposts for monitoring.