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The army has made preparations for a long winter in Ladakh amid tension on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). All essential things have reached the forefront on heat-providing equipment and climate-friendly clothing and tents protecting from severe cold, fuel.
In the Ladakh region, the temperature in winter falls below zero and remains cut off from the rest of the country for months. As there is no sign of tensions between the Indian and Chinese armies, both sides have increased their presence in large numbers.
Therefore, the Indian Army is strengthening its ration, gunpowder, fuel reserves and the availability of equipment to protect against cold.
Chief General of Staff of Fire and Fury Corps Major General Arvind Kapoor told that whether it is ration or fuel, whether oil or lubricant, tents or bukhari (heater) or kero heater or ammunition, our stock is abundant is.
He said that wherever there is a need to supply these things, it has already been done. We believe that the system has become so good that it will give spectacular results in the coming days.
Kapoor said that the entire Ladakh region has been linked with two main highways- Manali-Leh and Jammu-Srinagar highway.
He said that these highways remain closed for about six months, but in the last few months we have reduced this number to 120 days. Atal tunnel will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Darcha-Nimu-Padam link is also ready and the Ladakh region will be equipped with connectivity throughout the year in the near future.
This core also operates one of the highest fuel, oil, lubricant depots. Brigadier Rakesh Manocha, in charge of logistics, said that we also supply fuel for our vehicles and personnel and for Bukhari to provide them warmth in the fierce winter on the front.
Regarding the tents, the official said that arctic tents developed in the country can tolerate temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees, while tents with high altitude have the ability to withstand temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees.
An army official said that tents and winter-appropriate clothing have been supplied to the forward areas. He said that full arrangements of ration have also been made.