On Tuesday, August 16, the Indian Army demonstrated its Landing Craft Assault (LCA) capability on Pangong Lake near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.
The boats are capable of transporting 35 combatants at once, and they can quickly get to any lakeside location.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today delivered the boats to the Army, which are maintained by the Indian Army’s Corps of Engineers (16 August)
#WATCH | Indian Army showcased capability of the Landing Craft Assault deployed in Pangong lake by the force along the LAC with China to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today. The boats can carry 35 combat troops at a time and can reach any area of the lake in a very short time pic.twitter.com/ejiJVATY5m
— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2022
The change occurs while China is delaying the negotiations for withdrawal in Ladakh’s conflict zones.
For more than two years, Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a standoff at a number of flashpoints in eastern Ladakh.
As a consequence of high-level military talks, the two parties carried out disengagement procedures in a number of regions in the region. However, neither party has yet to achieve any success in resolving the conflict at the remaining places of contention.
The 16th and most recent India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting took place at the Chushul-Moldo border crossing on the Indian side on July 17.
At the most recent round of military negotiations, the two sides did not, however, achieve any progress in resolving the issues concerning the remaining points of friction in eastern Ladakh, but they agreed to continue talking in order to find a solution as soon as possible that would be acceptable to both parties.