The Indian Army has developed infrastructure and now the capability to accommodate a large number of troops in the habitats that have been built in the Ladakh sector and other areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
This infrastructure would allow the troops to operate efficiently even during the extreme winters experienced in Ladakh and sustain them through temperatures that goes down to minus 45 degrees.
“Due to the military stand-off with China, the Indian Army has been able to complete the work planned in next five years in the last 12 months itself. The number of troops which can easily accommodate and stationed in the Ladakh sector alone in the newly constructed habitats would be more than double the number of troops presents there,” government sources told ANI.
Approximately, both the countries have deployed more than 50,000 troops in the Eastern Ladakh sector opposite each other despite the limited disengagement in the Pangong lake sector by both sides earlier this year.
The sources said that the Corps of Engineers are still working along the LAC to build structures for the troops to function there and fit additional forces if the need arises.