The Indian Army has developed infrastructure to accommodate a large number of troops in habitats that have been built in the Ladakh sector and other areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). It has been able to complete the work planned for the next five years in the last 12 months.
The infrastructure erected in the area will accommodate more than double the number of troops presents there. These habitats would allow the soldiers to operate efficiently even in harsh winters and sustain them through temperatures that sometimes go down to –45 degrees.
“Due to the military stand-off with China, the Indian Army has been able to complete the work planned for the next five years in the last 12 months. 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.
Estimates tell that both India and China have deployed more than 50,000 troops in the Eastern Ladakh sector opposite each other despite the limited disengagement in the Pangong lake area by both sides earlier this year. Sources have informed that the Corps of Engineers are still working all along the LAC to build structures for the troops and accommodate additional forces if required.