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India buys winter clothing from US and Europe for Ladakh troops

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India has made an urgent purchase of additional high-altitude winter clothing from US keeping in mind the needs of the enhanced troop deployment in Ladakh in peak winter amid the military tussle with China.

Winter clothing for Indian troops
The items have been purchased under LEMOA, the Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agreement (LEMOA) between India and US. The agreement facilitates logistical support, supplies, and services between the armed forces of the two countries. These include clothing, food, lubricants, spare parts, medical services among other essentials.

Sources informed that in order to meet immediate requirements, emergency purchases have also been made from European countries.

This is part of the massive stocking carried out by Indian forces of all essentials supplies like ration, winter clothing, high altitude tents, fuel as it gets ready for the long haul in Ladakh ahead of the winter.

Stocking on essentials ahead of winters
There have been seven rounds of military talks at the Corps Commander level to find a solution to the five-month-old standoff but the deadlock continues.

As part of operations to enhance supplies, the Indian Air Force’s transport aircraft are conducting frequent sorties to the Leh airbase bringing in troops and essential supplies that are being sent to forward locations.

The Indian Air Force has been in full swing. Fighter jets are seen flying frequently

As the material is brought in by transport aircraft like C17 globe master it is unloaded and flown to forward locations in Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.

Tents that can withstand temperatures dipping to minus 50 degrees are also among the material being sent to troops deployed in forward areas. There were concerns about enough food reserves and high altitude clothing being sent for the troops before winter sets in.

Challenges posed by winter in Ladakh
Heavy snow cuts off the roads to forward locations making transportation impossible snapping supply lines.

Truckloads of material have been sent to forward areas in huge military convoys almost every day to ensure the food and other essentials are well stocked.

Providing logistics in peacetime deployment is a challenge in the winter, and with four times the number of troops serving in forward locations, it’s the entire war machinery that’s been pressed into action.

Is there shortage of winter gear for Indian troops?
Earlier the Comptroller and Auditor General in a report tabled in parliament had raised the issue of shortage of winter gear for troops in high-altitude areas.

Responding to the findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pointing out deficiencies of winter clothing and equipment for high altitude areas, the Army recently informed the Public Accounts Committee, saying that the shortage in reserves at the Army headquarters does not impact availability to troops.

With the additional purchases over the last few months, the shortage in reserves has also been met now, officials say.

 

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The sad thing is that we are importing all these basic stuff instead of making it in house.

Jets I can understand but boots and clothing ..??!!
 

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The sad thing is that we are importing all these basic stuff instead of making it in house.

Jets I can understand but boots and clothing ..??!!
I reckon India will need more of them later, when China starts massing more troops. Presently Harsh Winter and Escalating costs will be India's greatest enemies.
 

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The sad thing is that we are importing all these basic stuff instead of making it in house.

Jets I can understand but boots and clothing ..??!!
This is why India has no chance against China, who makes everything. Both India and China know this. But to India, it’s just the sense of pride, India wants to go down swinging. The difference is like US and Saddan Hussein,with Modi serving in the role of information minister instead of the real leader.

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This is why India has no chance against China, who makes everything. Both India and China know this. But to India, it’s just the sense of pride, India wants to go down swinging. The difference is like US and Saddan Hussein,with Modi serving in the role of information minister instead of the real leader.

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In world war 2.. Germany made everything on its own ..was sufficient in everything except oil...and Britian had to import 80 percent of its supplies from across the Atlantic.

Britian entered lend lease program with the US. Britain not only successful defended itself in 1941.. but was able to launch invasion of Germany..3 years later
 

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Shortage of clothers for winter? Seriously? 😂

What happend to the well prepared Indian army ready to strike China any moment Indian trolls have touted for the last 6 months after rubbing their nose bloddy on Chinas border?
 
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It is clear that India can manufacture theses items domestically. Corruption and India-hating politicians & bureaucracy are behind such moves which has been happening since ever.

But things are starting to change and will change for the better if the incumbent govt continues for another few deacdes.
 

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