TAWANG- Bofors guns deployed in a forward area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh, said ANI reports.
The Indian Army has placed multiple upgraded L70 anti-aircraft guns in the high mountains along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh along with the already placed M-777 howitzers and Swedish Bofors guns, army officials said on Wednesday.
The republic world reported that “The addition of upgraded L70 air defence guns to the existing Bofors guns and recently inducted M-777 howitzers significantly enhanced the Indian Army’s overall operational capability.” reported
In a another media report said ” A team of the Indian Army’s anti-tank squad did a missile-firing demo in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector, near the border with China, to show how they would destroy armoured targets. In visuals, the heavily armed soldiers are seen taking positions in bunkers on a mountain ridge, from where they could observe enemy movement on a road in the distance. Visibility is low in the area due to a thick blanket of fog.
“I will simulate the scenario with a radio telephony procedure,” a soldier said in the video shared by news agency ANI, and picked up the field radio to coordinate the missile launch. “Now you will see the deployment of the anti-tank guided missile team in front of us,” he said, after getting the go-ahead from the commander on radio.
Two men quickly reached the bunker and started setting up the anti-tank guided missile or ATGM within seconds. Much shouting went on behind them as they got information from observers perched atop the hill. Then they fired the missile in a simulation.
“As soon as the enemy target is engaged, the confirmation of the kill is taken from an observation post and it is passed to the company commander,” the soldier said.
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After firing, the squad quickly uninstalled the ATGM system and ran towards another end of the ridge. Explaining the manoeuvre, the soldier said, “What you have just seen is the team disengaged from their position to avoid sustained incoming fire on them and take a new firing position.”
The deployment, which came months after the induction of the M-777 ultralight howitzers, is aimed at boosting the Indian Army’s overall fire power in the face of China’s aggressive posturing following the eastern Ladakh standoff, they said.
The (L70) guns can bring down all unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned combat aerial vehicles, attack helicopters and modern aircraft. The gun has enhanced target acquisition and automatic target tracking capability under all weather conditions with high-resolution electro-optical sensors comprising a daylight television camera, a thermal imaging camera and a laser-range finder,” Captain Sariya Abbasi of the Army Air Defence told PTI.