Additional air defense equipment was deployed along the actual border with China in eastern Ladakh (union territory of India) by the Indian armed forces, Asian News International news agency reported June 27, citing sources in the country’s government.
To the border with China, anti-aircraft missile systems of Indian production Akash were deployed. It is reported that this complex has been modified to work in the highlands.
According to government sources, the air defense systems deployed in Ladakh are necessary to prevent any aggressive actions by military aircraft and helicopters of the PRC.
The decision to deploy additional air defense systems was made after an increase in the activity of Chinese aviation along the control line in eastern Ladakh.