The United States, Russia and no other powerful country in Europe have such an army, China feared
Amid ongoing tensions on the border between India and China in Ladakh, a Chinese military expert has lauded the Indian Army. “India has the largest and most experienced army in the mountains,” said Huang Guoji, senior editor of China’s defense magazine.
America, Russia and no other powerful country in Europe has such an army. India has the largest mountain force of two lakh Saunikas divided into 12 divisions. Since 1970, the Indian Army has increased the size of the Mountain Force.
Apart from this, India is working on a plan to create a Mountain Strike Force with more than 50,000 troops.
“The ability to climb mountains is essential for every member of India’s Mountain Force,” Huang wrote. For this, India has recruited professional mountaineers.
The Indian Army has set up more than 100 outposts on the Siachen Glacier. More than 6,000 troops have been deployed at an altitude of more than 5,000 meters.
The Indian Army is equipped with the best weapons to fight in the mountains. India has developed some weapons in the country. India has also spent heavily to increase its fire power.
According to a Chinese expert, the Indian Army has purchased Apache helicopters from the United States. So that the army does not have to depend on the air force.
However, the Indian Army also has a drawback that it is not fully self-sufficient in arms. Especially when India buys arms from Western countries, its supply of ammunition can be a big problem.