Indian soldier deployed in eastern Ladakh gets all the necessities required to stay at forward positions where temperatures have already started dropping below zero degrees Celsius.
Advance rations for the next 14 months have been bought and have reached Ladakh, a big logistical push is being made to create space to house the 40,000 additional troops deployed to the region since May this year.
Siachen like logistics have been set up. There would be some teething issues, but they are being taken care of in time. The best is being given to soldiers.
Siachen-like preparations as done on Eastern Ladakh, the challenging task is not deploying soldiers to the front but providing the logistical back-up.
The Army has gone in for emergency procurement of high-altitude clothing and pre-fabricated tents, among all cold weather items, in India’s worst border stand-off since the Kargil battle in 1999.