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New Delhi: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed his US counterpart Mark Osho about the latest developments in the military confrontation with China over two months, in which India has launched an Apache attack helicopter and M-777 Howitzer guns. Weapon system is deployed. Eastern Ladakh.
Although there was no official word in the telephone conversation between the two ministers, sources said that the regional security situation in front of aggressive China in the entire Indo-Pacific region along with bilateral defense relations appeared in the discussion.
Singh told Arizona, in a later telephonic conversation, that India was working to resolve a military confrontation with China through both diplomatic and military negotiations.
Earlier in the day, Singh shared ideas on “regional development of shared security interests” with his South Korean counterpart Jeong Koyong-do over the telephone.
As previously reported by the TOI, India launched US-origin C-17 Globemaster-3 and C-130J Super Hercules, Apache attacks and Chinook heavy-duty helicopters and M-777 Ultra during tensions along the border with China. -Light Howitzers deployed. In early May.
The Indian Air Force now has 22 Apaches, dubbed “tanks in the air” as they are equipped with Stinger air-to-air missiles, Hellfire Longbow air-to-ground missiles, guns and rockets, covering 13952 crores. There have been deals worth Rs. In September 2015, the U.S.
Similarly, the IAF has also received all 15 heavy-duty Chinook helicopters capable of carrying howitzers and troops to high and high altitude areas along with China and Pakistan, another deal worth Rs 8,048 crore with the US in September 2015 Happened.
While the first 17 Apaches were inducted last year, the remaining five were delivered to the Indian Air Force airbase at Hindon in April this year, but could not be commissioned due to a coronovirus epidemic. With tensions escalating with China, Boeing officials arrived in Hindon to operate fully for deployment, particularly last month.
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