New Delhi: There is currently a threat in the India-China border area. This threat is likely to increase in the future. Indian Army has deployed T-90 and T-72 artillery vehicles in Eastern Ladakh region. Each of these weighs 40 to 50 tons. Some artillery vehicles have also been taken to the Kailash area. These artillery vehicles are specially designed for combat operations in plains and desert areas. These artillery vehicles can only be used to a limited extent in high mountain areas.
As a result, the Army has decided to use the Indian-made Light Jorover Artillery (AVF-ILD) vehicles in the mountainous areas of China. This type of artillery vehicle weighs less than 25 tons. It has high attack power. So the army plans to deploy 350 indigenously developed Jorwar cannons on the Chinese border. The work has also started. These can be easily transported by air force jumbo planes. These light artillery vehicles are also handy for hilly use.
Similarly, the Indian Army has decided to use SWAM drones for surveillance and attack on enemy targets in high mountain areas and deep areas. The swarm drones will be procured from two Indian start-ups. Also, talks to buy $3 billion worth of armed drones from the US to strengthen surveillance along the Chinese border are nearing completion.