How the army is tracking Chinese activities on the Arunachal border in a row
At a time when India and China have been engaged in a military standoff since last year, the army base is also equipped with other important assets to enhance the capabilities of the forces on the ground.
Tezpur, Assam: The Indian Army’s aviation base with its Heron drone is helping troops keep a watch on Chinese activities along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the highly sensitive Arunachal Pradesh sector.
The army base is also equipped with other important assets, including ALH Dhruv and its weaponized version Rudra, to enhance the capabilities of forces on the ground at a time when India and China have been engaged in a military standoff since last year.
Elaborating on the capabilities of the Israel-origin Heron drone, Major Karthik Garg said, “It is the most beautiful aircraft as far as surveillance resources are concerned. It has been the backbone of surveillance since its inception. 30,000 feet and continue to relay feed to commanders on the ground. So that, we can maneuver the army on the ground. It has a stretch of 24- 30 hours. ”
Talking about surveillance during bad weather, Major Garg said, “We have day and night cameras and for bad weather, we have synthetic aperture radar which can give full terrain track.”
Elaborating on the capability of the Misamari Army Aviation Base, Lt Col Amit Dadhwal said, “These rotary-wing platforms offer a plethora of capabilities so you know they can achieve success in all types of operations. Fully capable and fully capable of carrying troops. Combat load in any type of treacherous terrain, or in any type of weather condition. This lean and mean machine made in India Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) This equipment and this aircraft are fully capable of operating.”