Since after the violent clash with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Ladakh, India has stepped up its preparations to deal with any situation. RKS Bhadauria, Air chief of India went to Leh and Srinagar airbase on a two-day visit. He reached Leh on Wednesday. His visit was decided suddenly after which he went to Srinagar airbase.
The Air Force Chief visited Leh on 17 June and Srinagar Airbase on 18 June. Both these airbases are near the eastern Ladakh region. Leh and Srinagar airbases will be used if any fighter aircraft operation is required in the higher areas.
Through these airbases, India will be able to keep a close watch on China’s movements. When Air Force Spokesperson Wing Commander Indranil Nandy was asked about the visit of the Air Force Chief, he said- No comments. He refused to comment on the air chief’s visit or movement of fighter aircraft fleets to forward areas near China border.
Meanwhile, the Airforce has given its fighter planes towards the forward base and the airfield. The Air Force has sent Sukhoi-30 MKI, Mirage 2000 and Jaguar Fighter aircraft to the forward base so that they can also fly at short notice. American Apache Attack helicopters have also been deployed to assist the army in areas where Indian Army personnel are present. Chinook helicopters have been deployed around the Leh airbase to allow immediate movement of troops when needed. Mi-17V5 medium-lift helicopters are also present there to deliver essential goods.
Even on the fourth consecutive day, China said – India is the who is responsible for what happened. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhou Lijian made a similar statement for the fourth consecutive day on Friday. He said, “What is right and what is wrong, it is very clear. India is fully responsible for what happened.” India-China are negotiating.