Boost For Indian Armed Forces! Army Sets Up One Of World's Highest Tank Repair Facilities Near China Border In Ladakh

The Indian Army has set up two of the world's highest tank repair facilities along the China border in Ladakh to support its operation in the region.
Tank Repair Facility

Army Sets Up One Of World's Highest Tank Repair Facilities Near China Border

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New Delhi: In a major boost to Indian Defence Forces along the China border in Ladakh, the Indian Army has set up two of the world's highest tank repair facilities in the area. These facilities are created to support its operation in the region.
The Army has set up two armoured vehicle maintenance and repair facilities near the China border in Nyoma and the DBO Sector in that region to at altitudes of over 14,500 feet, reported ANI. Notably, the area is the world's highest battlefield for tanks and infantry combat vehicles along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.
After the stand-off between India and China started in April-May 2020, post-Chinese aggression in Eastern Ladakh, a large number of tanks and BMP combat vehicles, along with Indian-made armoured vehicles like the Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicles, have been deployed in the area.
"The tanks and infantry combat vehicles have been deployed in these super-high-altitude areas, where it is very difficult even to get them back for maintenance and repair," Indian Army officials told ANI.
"To help sustain the armoured vehicle operations in the region, we have set up these Medium Maintenance (Reset) Facilities at Nyoma and near KM-148 on the DS-DBO Road in the DBO sector. These are the two main areas where tank and ICV operations are focussed in the eastern Ladakh sector," they added.
According to reports, the Indian Army has been creating infrastructure in a big way for housing its tanks, including the T-90 and T-72, the BMPs and the K-9Vajra self-propelled Howitzers, in the high-altitude areas.
Recently, Army Chief General Manoj Pande visited the Medium Maintenance (Reset) Facility for Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs). Army officials said the new facilities promote enhanced serviceability and mission reliability of tanks and infantry combat vehicles.
The facilities also keep the combat fleet operationally ready even in rugged terrain and challenging weather with temperatures dipping down to minus 40 degrees, the officials said. Staging forward of specialist technical support infrastructure for the AFVs has resulted in higher standards of operational efficiency and battle readiness.
India and China have been engaged in a standoff in the eastern Ladakh region for the past four years and have deployed around 50,000 troops each near the borders in the region.
(With inputs from ANI)
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