India has bought high altitude warfare kits from the United States on an urgent basis, said the officials who knows the matter. This action is being seen as a sign that India is preparing for an extended winter deployment of troops as the talks to ease tensions along its border with China has hindered, reported The Indian Express.
At LAC, the troops of both the countries face off at 15,000 feet, they bear with temperatures dropping to -30 Celsius (-22 Fahrenheit). The rush to acquire the gear shows the situation of tension will extend into the winter.
India buys winter gear from the United States amid tension on LAC: Key points
- Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi had a series of talks over the face-off.
- Both the ministers pledged in September to reduce tensions along the 3,488-kilometer (2,167-mile) boundary known as the Line of Actual Control.
- Troops of both the countries, India and China are in a tense mode along the border of the Line of Actual control since early May.
- During clashes between troops of India and China on June 15 in Galwan, 20 Indian soldiers were killed.
- Chinese side has not yet disclosed the casualties.