Army prepares for long haul at LAC, readies Bofors guns amid border tension with China

Amid the rising tensions over transgression by the Chinese PLA troops, the Indian Army is keeping its formidable Bofors howitzers ready for operations.

Written by September 16, 2020 17:56
Bofors case

New Delhi: With Chinese PLA troops violating all norms at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and resorting to violent conduct, the Indian Army is preparing for a long haul in Eastern Ladakh.

The Indian Army on Wednesday said that it is prepared for a full-fledged operation even in winters in Eastern Ladakh and if China creates conditions for war, they will face the consequences.

“Indian Army is fully prepared and more than capable of fighting a full-fledged war even in winters in eastern Ladakh,” a Northern Command spokesperson said.

The Army’ Northern Command headquarters made these assertions in response to China’s Global Times report that India’s operational logistics will not be able to survive through winters effectively.

The Army said that Chinese troops mostly are from urban areas and not used to hardships will face difficult situations against the Indian troops, who are physically and psychologically battle-hardened.

India, China - LAC border

Meanwhile, amid the rising tensions over transgression by the Chinese PLA troops, the Indian Army is keeping its formidable Bofors howitzers ready for operations.

The 155mm Bofors gun are being serviced and will soon be ready to roar in next few days, reported ANI.

The Bofors gun was inducted into the artillery in mid-1980s and is capable of firing both in low and high angles.

Bofors was instrumental in winning many battles including Operation Vijay.