Indian Army deploys T-90 & T-72 tanks along with BMP-2 Infantry Combat Vehicles that can operate at temperatures up to minus 40 degree Celsius, near Line of Actual Control in Chumar-Demchok area in Eastern Ladakh.
Army deploys T-90 and T-72 tanks near the LAC, capable of functioning at temperatures down to -40 degrees.
- Tanks deployed in Chumar-Demchok area at an altitude of 14,500 feet.
- The night temperature dips to -35 degreesduring the winters.
The army has made preparations to handle the front during the long winter season amidst ongoing tension in Ladakh. The Army has deployed T-90 and T-72 tanks of the Armored Regiment near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Apart from this, BMP-2 Combat Vehicles have also been sent. These battle tanks are deployed in the Chumar-Demchok area at an altitude of 14 thousand 500 feet. It is the highest battlefield in the world where tanks have ever been deployed.
#WATCH Indian Army deploys T-90 & T-72 tanks along with BMP-2 Infantry Combat Vehicles that can operate at temperatures up to minus 40 degree Celsius, near Line of Actual Control in Chumar-Demchok area in Eastern Ladakh.— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2020
Note: All visuals cleared by competent authority on ground pic.twitter.com/RiRBv4sMud
The specialty of these tanks is that they can operate even at minus 40 degrees. The Chief of Staff of the 14 Corps told the news agency ANI that the winter weather in Ladakh is bad. As far as the winter season is concerned, we are fully prepared. We have high calorie and nutritional ration. We have ample amount of fuel and oil, winter clothes, heat transfer equipment.
Maintenance of tanks during the winters and altitude are a big challenge,
Major General Arvind Kapoor told the news agency that the temperature decreases to 35 degrees during the night here in winter. Apart from this, strong icy winds also occur. Maintenance of tanks, big guns and war vehicles is a big challenge in this area. The Fire and Fury Corps is the only or the world's only contingent of the Indian Army, which has been deployed to handle the front in such a situation. We have made adequate arrangements for the maintenance and preparation of soldiers and weapons here.
Fire&Fury Corps is the only formation of Indian Army & also in world to have actually deployed mechanised forces in such harsh terrain.Maintenance of tanks, infantry combat vehicles & heavy guns is a challenge in this terrain: Maj Gen Arvind Kapoor, Chief of Staff,14 Corps to ANI pic.twitter.com/wVjqfyD2PF— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2020
The Armored Regiment experienced war in any weather and terrain; a soldier posted on the tank said that the mechanized infantry is an advanced part of the army. It has the experience of fighting in any weather and terrain. Due to features like missile storage and high mobility ammunition, we are capable of long-term warfare. The soldiers deployed in the infantry are trained to carry any weapon.
India's Armored Regiment has the ability to reach LAC in a short time and this regiment has shown this by doing so. Then on 29–30 August China had prepared its tanks and tried to capture some of India's posts. However, Indian troops not only thwarted Chinese incursions, but also captured important peaks on the southern side of the Paigong.