The Indian government has approved the purchase of arms to the Indian Army amidst a growing dispute with China over the Ladakh border. According to senior government officials, the vice chiefs of the three armies have allowed purchasing weapons worth up to Rs 500 crore. Under this, they can buy necessary weapons through a fast track process.
Indian Army Got Approval To Buy Weapons
China has increased its troops on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Given this, the government has allowed the Indian Army to buy weapons so that in case of a dispute. These weapons will prove to be helpful for the Army.
On June 15, there was a brutal clash between India and Chinese soldiers in the Galvan valley of Ladakh. In this, 20 soldiers, including an officer of India, were martyred. Since then, tensions between China and India have increased. After this, China has declared the Galvan Valley as its share. While India has denied this claim and denied China’s request. India has said that Galvan Valley is a part of India.
Such approval also granted after the Uri attack. Similar financial powers are given to the Indian Army even before the Balakot airstrike after the Uri attack. At that time, the Indian Air Force got the most from it. The Air Force also purchased air-to-ground warheads such as the Spice-2000 and Strum Ataka as well as air-to-air missiles. Also, guided munition missiles were taken from the US and Israel.
On Sunday, the Defense Minister held a meeting with the Indian Army Chief, on Sunday. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had a meeting with Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General MM Narwane, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadoria and Navy Chief Karambir Singh. During this time, he directed the authorities to strictly deal with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The government has given the armies a free hand to deal with the Chinese forces.