The Indian Army has deployed a regiment of K9 Vajra self-propelled howitzers in eastern Ladakh, along the Line of Actual Control with China, to counter China’s aggression.
Amid tensions with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army on Saturday said that it has deployed its first K-9 Vajra self-propelled howitzer regiment in forward areas. This comes after Army chief General MM Naravane warned that PLA has deployed its troops in “considerable numbers” across eastern Ladakh.
“These guns can also work in high-altitude areas, field trials were extremely successful. We have now added an entire regiment, this will be really helpful,” Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane was quoted as saying by news agency ANI on the performance of K-9 VAJRA self-propelled artillery.
India and China have been involved in a border standoff since May last year following a violent clash in the Pangong lake area. Both sides gradually enhanced their deployment by rushing in tens of thousands of soldiers as well as heavy weaponry.