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Indian Army engineers fare better than Chinese: Experts
| TNN | Mar 7, 2021, 08:43 IST

BENGALURU: When it comes to expertise, Indian Army engineers are better than their Chinese counterparts, but shortage of funds remains a major concern, say experts.

Senior Army veterans and young researchers deliberated on the state of infrastructure and capabilities of the Indian Army during a recent panel discussion held by Defence Research and Studies (DRaS), a web-based think tank.

Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM (retd) contended that in terms of capability, expertise and skills, Indian Army engineers are better positioned than their Chinese counterparts. However, skill superiority is not sufficient to counterbalance the huge resources the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has invested into infrastructure building. Indian armed forces, on the other hand, have been kept on a starvation budget for long and it has resulted in inadequate fund allocation to supporting arms, including the corps of engineers, he said.

With reference to the India-China military stand-off in Ladakh, Banerjee said even though the Chinese troops used to remain well behind LAC heights, they were well-equipped and funded for quick infrastructure development. The Chinese pre-planned for border scenarios and contingencies.

He said infrastructure development along LAC has been an important concern for India since the late 1990s.

“We were not adequately prepared for a prolonged stand-off in the harsh terrain. We needed improved road connectivity, shelters and huts equipped with basic heating arrangements, water and electricity supply, and field defences to protect the troops on the heights,” Banerjee stated, while highlighting the commendable role of corps of engineers in infrastructure development during this period.

Spike in infra development
Infrastructure development in terms of shelter for the forces and connectivity to remote areas for area dominance has seen a spike post the Chinese misadventure.

Divya Malhotra, a researcher with DRaS adds: “Every border conflict puts issues of border infrastructure, military capabilities and defence budget back in the spotlight, but a knee-jerk reactions is not a healthy trend for a country which faces serious security threats on two fronts.”

 

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Indian troops are also better trained than PLA and their soldiers have more combat experience and are more adapted to cold weather and high altitude terrains. At least it is the case based on Indian "experts".
 

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Indian Army engineers fare better than Chinese: Experts
| TNN | Mar 7, 2021, 08:43 IST

BENGALURU: When it comes to expertise, Indian Army engineers are better than their Chinese counterparts, but shortage of funds remains a major concern, say experts.

Senior Army veterans and young researchers deliberated on the state of infrastructure and capabilities of the Indian Army during a recent panel discussion held by Defence Research and Studies (DRaS), a web-based think tank.

Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM (retd) contended that in terms of capability, expertise and skills, Indian Army engineers are better positioned than their Chinese counterparts. However, skill superiority is not sufficient to counterbalance the huge resources the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has invested into infrastructure building. Indian armed forces, on the other hand, have been kept on a starvation budget for long and it has resulted in inadequate fund allocation to supporting arms, including the corps of engineers, he said.

With reference to the India-China military stand-off in Ladakh, Banerjee said even though the Chinese troops used to remain well behind LAC heights, they were well-equipped and funded for quick infrastructure development. The Chinese pre-planned for border scenarios and contingencies.

He said infrastructure development along LAC has been an important concern for India since the late 1990s.

“We were not adequately prepared for a prolonged stand-off in the harsh terrain. We needed improved road connectivity, shelters and huts equipped with basic heating arrangements, water and electricity supply, and field defences to protect the troops on the heights,” Banerjee stated, while highlighting the commendable role of corps of engineers in infrastructure development during this period.

Spike in infra development
Infrastructure development in terms of shelter for the forces and connectivity to remote areas for area dominance has seen a spike post the Chinese misadventure.

Divya Malhotra, a researcher with DRaS adds: “Every border conflict puts issues of border infrastructure, military capabilities and defence budget back in the spotlight, but a knee-jerk reactions is not a healthy trend for a country which faces serious security threats on two fronts.”

the title should be,

indian army engineers fare better than Chinese: said no one!
 

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India has done research on India and has found that India is the bestest country in the world.

These are probably the same buffoons that falsely claimed China suffered 50 casualties against India.

This entire situation seems like its out of a monty python sketch.
 

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Indian is the most shameless people. No credit to back their feat but brag their own like God. Anybody who trust that article need to get his head check.

 

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Chinese pla too is better trained in terms of hiding casualties and singing propaganda songs.
It is true though.
keep aside chinese engineers their military leadership can not even count their death toll...
1st time:no casualties on chinese side
2nd time:1 colonel martyred.
3rd time:we want peace so we are avoiding death toll news.. :fie:
4th time:3 soldiers martyred
5th time:5 soldiers martyred..... 😆😆😆😆
6th time::stop::sarcastic:
 

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It is true though.
keep aside chinese engineers their military leadership can not even count their death toll...
1st time:no casualties on chinese side
2nd time:1 colonel martyred.
3rd time:we want peace so we are avoiding death toll news.. :fie:
4th time:3 soldiers martyred
5th time:5 soldiers martyred..... 😆😆😆😆
6th time::stop::sarcastic:
Is it even near to shameless of denying statelite images and claiming to kill 300 peoole..

And no this shameless isnt new

In 1965 india claimed to shot down a pakistani pilot 3 times and who then interviewed bbc and keot bragging that he will like to make it four
 

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Chinese pla too is better trained in terms of hiding casualties and singing propaganda songs.
Funny thing is even Indian Army is hiding these PLA casualties, given that Indian Army is the other party in the conflict, and they should know how many PLA troops they killed in the hand to hand battle.

In a democracy while we appreciate the openness in disclosing own casualties (well India kind of had to as PLA released pictures of injured Indian soldiers receiving aid ), they should have no issues disclosing how many PLA soldiers died at the hands of Indian soldiers.
 

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