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IN PICS: Special Indian Army ambulance, helicopters, trucks and tanks as soldiers prepare for winter at the India-China border

IN PICS: Special Indian Army ambulance, helicopters, trucks and tanks as soldiers prepare for winter at the India-China border
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  • The Indian Army is ready to settle in for the winter along the India-China border in Ladakh as the on ground status quo remains unchanged.
  • In addition to stocking up on rations, the Indian Army has brought in a bunch of new vehicles to help its movement in the difficult terrain of the Himalayas.
  • Here’s a quick look at the helicopters, trucks, Bofors guns and even a special ambulance that the Indian Army has on stand by along the border amid tensions with China.
The Indian Army is bringing up new vehicles to the India-China border in Ladakh as the tensions between the two countries continue to simmer. This includes new trucks, choppers, tanks, and even a special Indian Army ambulance.

“The 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 told PTI.

Rations and supplies to bear through the sub-zero temperatures in the Himalayas have already been acquired. The addition of new vehicles will bolster the Indian Army’s ability to transport supplies between bases, hone in extra firepower, and fly over the mountainous peaks.

However, things have been fairly quiet along the India-China border over the last five to six days. It comes after Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi agreed on a five-point plan to de-escalate tensions along the countries’ shared border.

“India always prefers to resolve issues through dialogue. While talks are in progress to resolve the border issues with China in Eastern Ladakh, at the military level it is well prepared for the prolonged standoff,” said the Northern Command spokesperson.

Here’s a quick look at the new hardware that the Indian Army has stocked up on:

India Army readies Bofors guns for operations amid tensions with China along the LAC.

India Army readies Bofors guns for operations amid tensions with China along the LAC.
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Bofors guns were inducted into the armed forces in the mid-1980s. It is capable of firing both at low and high angles.

Bofors guns were inducted into the armed forces in the mid-1980s. It is capable of firing both at low and high angles.
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Newly inducted trucks will help push tonnes of supplies to Ladakh and between bases along the border.

Newly inducted trucks will help push tonnes of supplies to Ladakh and between bases along the border.
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Ahead of snow blocking mountain passes into Ladakh at least four months every winter, Indian military planners have already moved more than 150,000 tonnes of materials into the region.

Ahead of snow blocking mountain passes into Ladakh at least four months every winter, Indian military planners have already moved more than 150,000 tonnes of materials into the region.
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The Indian Army workhorse helicopter Chinook was also spotted along the LAC. It’s efficient for transportation to tactical positions — capable of carrying rations, cannons, anti-aircraft guns, and those supplies.

The Indian Army workhorse helicopter Chinook was also spotted along the LAC. It’s efficient for transportation to tactical positions — capable of carrying rations, cannons, anti-aircraft guns, and those supplies.
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A special ambulance is also on its way and will be supplied to the Indian army by the Ordnance Factory Medak. A few of these indigenously developed ambulances are dispatched already. These can be used at the war front to render immediate and emergency medical care for soldiers.

A special ambulance is also on its way and will be supplied to the Indian army by the Ordnance Factory Medak. A few of these indigenously developed ambulances are dispatched already. These can be used at the war front to render immediate and emergency medical care for soldiers.
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