After China’s pushback at Galwan, IAF choppers including Apache & Chinook carry out night operations at LAC

Indian Air Force is carrying out intensive night operations involving its fighter aircraft including the MiG-29 and Sukhoi-30MKI along with its Apache attack helicopters and the Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.

Written by July 7, 2020 14:45

New Delhi: After pushing back the Chinese troops at Galwan valley, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has mounted its surveillance in the night to keep the dragon in check. Last time, after agreement to de-escalate, the Chinese troops had surreptitiously set up a camp and when confronted, indulged in violent face-off at Galwan valley.

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The armed forces are leaving no chance for any Chinese misadventure this time and have deployed its lethal warfare aircrafts to hold the dragon by its neck.

Apache & Chinook choppers keep watch on Chinese movement

Indian Air Force is carrying out intensive night operations involving its fighter aircraft including the MiG-29 and Sukhoi-30MKI along with its Apache attack helicopters and the Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.

Notwithstanding the strong winds and the chilling weather, the ground crew and pilots are flying using even very small windows when the wind speed is low.

Explaining the significance of night time operations, senior fighter pilot Group Captain A Rathi deployed at the forward base told newsmen, “Night operations have an inherent element of surprise. Indian Air Force is fully trained and ready to undertake an entire spectrum of operations in any environment with the help of modern platforms and highly motivated personnel.”

Apache navigates through the mountains

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The pilots of the Apache choppers could be seen flying with their night vision goggles which allows them to navigate through the mountains around the airbase and the dark night.

Mighty Chinook choppers are also doing regular sorties along the LAC.