India throws Apache attack helicopters and Su-30 fighters east to Ladakh

NEW DELHI, (BM) – India is deploying Apache attack helicopters and fighter aircraft in East Ladakh to strengthen its defenses following clashes between Indian and Chinese troops, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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The publication, citing military sources, reports that “Apache attack helicopters with air-to-ground Hellfire missiles, as well as Chinook helicopters capable of delivering artillery to high-altitude regions have been relocated to the east of Ladakh,” TASS reports.

Also at the advanced air bases were placed Su-30 MKI, MiG-29 and Jaguar fighters. For the transfer of military equipment used heavy transport aircraft S-17 Globemaster, S-130J Super Hercules and An-32.

In addition, the Indian Navy strengthened the grouping of warships in the waters of the Bay of Bengal.

“These actions are a clear signal to Beijing that New Delhi is ready to escalate the military conflict on the line of actual control in Ladakh,” the newspaper said.

Recall that as a result of a clash with the Chinese military in Ladakh, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed. China protested, saying the Indian military illegally crossed the control line. Later it was reported that the troops were divorced in the border area.

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On June 17, it was reported that the foreign ministers of China and India agreed to reduce border tensions as soon as possible. Russia expressed hope for the ability of India and China to resolve tensions.

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