The frontline fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force are flying consistently in and out of this airbase near the border with China, including the Russian-origin mighty Su-30MKIs and the MiG-29s.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is fully prepared for operations and has been carrying out air exercises at forward bases near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, ANI has reported.
The IAF has been using its premier jets like Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, MiG-29s and combat helicopters like Apaches to carry out regular air sorties near the LAC.
— ANI (@ANI) July 4, 2020
A squadron leader of the Indian Air Force said, “Every air warrior at this base and across IAF is fully trained and capable to meet all the challenges. Our josh has always been high and touching the sky with glory,” adding, “We have all resources in terms of men and equipment to meet all the challenges. IAF is ready in all aspects to undertake all operational tasks and for providing requisite support for military operations.”
Besides air operations, the IAF has also been using its transport aircraft like C-17s, C-130Js and IL-17s to transport troops and equipment to the forward areas.
Also pressed into action are IAF’s newly acquired Chinook helicopters which are carrying out regular sorties to transport army and ITBP troops to areas near the LAC.
A Wing Commander involved in the crucial preparedness operations for the IAF has been quoted as saying that, “The Indian Air Force is fully prepared for operations and is ready to meet all challenges. Air power is a very powerful aspect of war-fighting and more relevant today”.
Also the The American-origin attack chopper along with its heavy-lift counterpart Chinook have played an important role in the area after the Chinese Army started building up along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh in May this year.
The entire base is seeing a flurry of activity and is playing a crucial role in enhancing the combat preparedness of the country along the China border.
“This base plays a very important role in undertaking operations in this area. It is cleared for all contingencies and all combat and support operations to be undertaken in this area,” said a Flight Lieutenant when asked about the importance of the forward airfield
The way the Indian Army is carrying out an air operation on the China border, it can be guessed that India has given a message to China that no compromise will be made in any case. The Modi government at the center has given a clear message to China that it is difficult for China to overcome India.
Explain that after the nefarious activities and violent clashes of China in the Galvan Valley, India has come back up. Looking at the arrogance of China, India deployed its aircraft on the border. Mig, Sukhoi and Hercules aircraft
were already deployed on the border, but now they are often seen flying near the border. Sources say that the three forces have been asked to be ready to deal with any situation.
A squadron leader posted on the LAC said that the Indian Air Force is fully prepared on all the bases and can face any challenge. He said, the enthusiasm of the soldiers is always high and they are ready to touch the heights of the
sky. Let us know that on Friday, Prime Minister Modi also reached Leh to give a strong message to the soldiers and encouraging China. He also lashed out at the expansionist China and during the meeting with the injured soldiers said that India has neither bowed nor bowed before anyone.
These combat helicopters are made by American company Boeing. Its total weight is around 6838 kg. They can fly at a maximum speed of 279 km per hour. It has two turboshaft engines. It has the capability of air to air missiles, rockets and guns. Its height is about 15.24 feet and the wings extend to 17.15 feet.
An army officer said that the Indian Air Force plays a very important role during the war. Along with the war, it also works for the support of the army and also delivers the necessary goods. He said that the army is ready for any situation.