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The Indian Army is increasing its preparations in Arunachal Pradesh, a strategic and sensitive area on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In view of the increasing threat from China, the Indian Army is deploying its latest weapons on the border. In this sequence, new M-777 ultra-light howitzers guns have now been deployed in hilly areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh. The army’s firepower has increased in these areas of Arunachal Pradesh after howitzers were deployed in several sensitive areas of Ladakh sector amid the ongoing standoff along the border with China. The M-777 ultra-light howitzers are capable of taking swift and decisive action against the enemy.
India is increasing its power on the border
Significantly, since the conflict between Chinese soldiers and Indian soldiers in Galvan Valley in June-2020, India has been increasing its military preparedness. India has deployed a number of weapons in all strategically important areas along the nearly 3,500-km-long LAC. Army officials said the additional air assets, including unmanned aerial vehicles, military aircraft and surveillance equipment, along with the deployment of M-777 howitzers in the strategic and sensitive region of Arunachal Pradesh, have enhanced India’s military preparedness in the Arunachal Pradesh region.
This is the specialty
Significantly, the armies of America, Canada and Australia have been using M777 howitzer guns. The US Army used these guns in Afghanistan. In the year 2018, he was inducted into the Indian Army. 70 percent of these guns are made in America and the rest in Britain. The M777 guns are 42 per cent lighter than its own predecessor, the M198. They weigh around 4,100 kg. The reason they are made of titanium is their low weight. These guns can be easily moved from one place to another by CH-47 helicopters and trucks. These are fitted with digital fire control systems. Apart from this, GPS can also be added to these guns, after which they can accurately target up to 40 km.
Several rounds of talks have taken place
India and China have been in a standoff for three years on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. The armies of both the countries have put up a barricade there. Both countries have deployed about 50 to 60 thousand soldiers on this border. So far, 15 military commander level talks have been held between the two countries for the withdrawal of troops from the area and to maintain peace.