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Indian Army provides housing for all troops deployed in eastern Ladakh | India News


LEH: With the military standoff in eastern Ladakh dragging on through the winter months, the Indian Army has completed work on habitat facilities for all troops deployed to the region to ensure operational efficiency.
The Army said that in addition to the smart camps with built-in facilities that have been built over the years, additional state-of-the-art habitats have recently been created with built-in arrangements for electricity, water, heating, health and hygiene facilities to accommodate to the troops.

“Troops on the front line are housed in heated tents based on the tactical considerations of their deployment. In addition, adequate civilian infrastructure has also been identified to meet any emerging requirements,” he said.
In the region, the temperature drops to minus 30-40 degrees Celsius and experiences up to 40 feet of snowfall after the month of November. Additionally, road access to the region is also affected for a short period of time, he said.
“In order to ensure the operational efficiency of the troops deployed in winters, the Indian Army has completed the establishment of habitat facilities for all troops deployed to the sector,” the Army said.
India and China have been locked in a military confrontation since the beginning of May in eastern Ladakh.
The situation throughout LAC deteriorated in June following the clash in the Galwan Valley in which both sides suffered casualties.
Twenty Indian soldiers lost their lives in the violent clash on June 15-16. It occurred as a result of an attempt by Chinese troops to unilaterally change the status quo during the de-escalation in eastern Ladakh.

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