India China Tension: Air Force fighter aircraft roaring at forward Airbase, Chinook-Apache flew at night
The Indian Air Force is fully prepared to carry out operations in the Ladakh sector anytime of day and night in any weather. The Air Force carried out a night mission operation along the border, using front-line fighter jets, attack helicopters and multi-mission helicopters.
The Indian Air Force is fully prepared to carry out operations in the Ladakh sector anytime of day and night in any weather. The Air Force carried out a night mission operation along the border, using front-line fighter jets, attack helicopters and multi-mission helicopters. Operations were carried out at the forward base near the LAC. The Chinese Army has agreed to withdraw from its place after long-standing tension along the LAC.
Source says that the MiG-19 fighter jets, Sukhoi-30S, Apache AH-64E attack helicopters and CH-47F (I) for these night missions on the hills of East Ladakh. Chinook helicopters were used.
Former Chief of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Fali H. Major (Retd.) Said, "The Indian Air Force is sending a strong message through this to neighbors that we are ready for any situation." No matter what the weather, any locality or day / night mission. He said that the message is clear that India has full power and will use it whenever needed."
Additional director general of the Center for Air Power Studies, Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur (retd), says that any professional army has to be prepared for a 24x7 battle. He said, 'Earlier, fighter jets had limitations, which prevented them from flying in the hills at night but now they have mostly gone away. Strength shown by the Indian Air Force in Ladakh is part of the Air Force's training to maintain the skills of pilots and other personnel.
He further explained that such mountainous areas face many challenges because of the shadow of the mountains and their depth. All these problems are overcome with the experience and training. Another official said that despite the withdrawal of troops from both the countries along the Indo-China border in eastern Ladakh, there is a need to remain active.