South Asia and Beyond

Ramping Up Air Assets To Counter Chinese Threat: India Looks East

NEW DELHI: Even as the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh continues nine months on, the Indian security establishment’s assessment is that China could try to create trouble along the eastern frontier in Arunachal Pradesh where India’s defences have traditionally been weak, given the difficult terrain and poor road connectivity. It’s here that Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) come in handy. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale describes the challenges and how the security apparatus is doing all it can to ensure any Chinese misadventure gets a befitting reply.

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