Aviation Brigade Deployed At LAC: The Aviation Brigade of the Indian Army keeps an eye on the enemy day and night. With the aviation brigade, no bird can even kill on the border.
- Monitors up to 250 kmsHeron Mark 1 Drone
- Plans to induct even better drones into the army
- Drones will be controlled through satellite
Itanagar: The Indian Army has deployed an Aviation Brigade for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh. This brigade has Attack Helicopters, large transport helicopters like Chinook and Mi 17 for rapid movement of troops to the Line of Control (LAC) and most importantly drones for surveillance.
- Helicopter and its pilot exam in Arunachal Pradesh
Helicopters are mostly used in mountainous, valleys and dense forest areas like Arunachal Pradesh. Here helicopters are used to transport soldiers, deliver logistics and ammunition, and most of all help sick or injured soldiers. The weather is a big problem here and it is very difficult to cross the valleys in bad weather. That’s why both the helicopter and its pilot are tested here.
- Attack helicopters can play an important role
Attack helicopters are useful for fast attack. The largest aviation base of the Indian Army is in Misamari, Assam, from where they all fly day and night towards the Line of Control.
- Indigenous Attack Helicopter Rudra Deployed
You would love to know that the indigenous attack helicopter Rudra is stationed here to take over the front, which is very effective to destroy enemy tanks or any big military base. As you move towards the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh, what are the challenges? The largest city near the LAC is Tawang, on which China has always been eyeing. In the 1962 war, China occupied Tawang, so since then the Indian Army has continuously strengthened itself in this entire area.
As we start moving towards higher altitude in Arunachal Pradesh, wonder what are the challenges here? Heavy rains in monsoon and snowfall in winter create the biggest difficulty in keeping the roads running. Earlier there was only one way to reach Tawang but a few years back another way has been prepared for Tawang. Work is going on on the third way. There is never a danger of cutting the supply line due to more roads. But the most effective are tunnels that reduce the time taken to cross high passes and keep the roads running even during fog or rain.
Soldiers are learning the tricks of mountain fighting at the headquarters of a division of the Indian Army. There is a core aerospace command center in the headquarters of an Indian division, where the first aviation brigade formed for this area keeps an eye on the enemy and soldiers of both its countries day and night. From here the flight of any attack helicopter, helicopters carrying soldiers and drones is controlled. Drones or roamingly piloted aircraft keep an eye on all sides of the sky and continuously send pictures to this control room.
The Indian Army currently uses the Heron Mark 1 drone which can keep an eye on a distance of 200-250 km. The plan is to include better drones and soon such drones will be deployed here which will be controlled through satellite. They will be able to keep an eye longer and will also be able to give more accurate news.