- According to reports, the IAFhas taken decisive action in response to these provocations by relocating its most potent fighter jets, like the MiG-29 and Mirage 2000, to state-of-the-art sites from where they can quickly react to Chinese operations.
Chinese fighter jets have been repeatedly flying close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in an effort to anger the Indian forces stationed in eastern Ladakh.
Despite the issue being brought up in the Corps Commander level negotiations, the Chinese side is still trying to provoke.
Over the past three to four weeks, Chinese planes have been regularly flying near to the Line of Actual Control, which is thought to be an effort to assess Indian defence capabilities in the area.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is taking action responsibly, dealing with the threat head-on, and preventing any further escalation of the situation.
“Chinese fighter aircraft, including the J-11, are circling the LAC. Recently, cases of violations of the Confidence Building Major (CBM) line of 10 kilometres have been reported in this region “IANS was told by government sources.
According to reports, the IAFhas taken decisive action in response to these provocations by relocating its most potent fighter jets, like the MiG-29 and Mirage 2000, to state-of-the-art sites from where they can quickly react to Chinese operations.
They continued, “It appears that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is anxious over the improvement of IAF infrastructure in the Ladakh region.
Sources added that the IAF is watching Chinese flight patterns in the area where they are flying at both low and high altitudes and that they are responding to these actions in a “calibrated manner.”
India is moving quickly to modernise its military facilities in Ladakh after China attempted to unilaterally alter the LAC’s status quo in the period between April and May 2020.
Around June 24–25, a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a flashpoint in eastern Ladakh, which was when Chinese fighter jets first started to provoke.
They claimed that following those incidents, there were numerous CBM violations between the two sides on the LAC close to the Chumar sector, and this has continued ever since. They also claimed that the IAF, including its Rafale fighter jets, has been conducting extensive flying in the eastern Ladakh region.