new Delhi : Soldiers stationed at the forward posts along the border of China appeared in the US ‘Cold War Kit’ during the visit of Ladakh to Chief of Military Forces (CDS) General Bipin Rawat. US for troops stationed on 15,000 feet high snowy hills of Ladakh in extreme winter amid military confrontation with China has 11 thousand to India ‘Cold war’ Kit ‘. India made this purchase from the US under the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (Lemoa) in 2016. General Rawat has visited Ladakh at a time when the soldiers of India and China are facing each other since tensions since the month of April-May.
Emergency procurement has been made from European countries to meet the immediate needs of troops stationed on the high-altitude snowy hills of the China border. India has purchased winter clothes and high-altitude ‘battle kit’ on an immediate basis under the 2016 Lemoa Agreement from the US. The United States has given 11,000 ‘cold war kits’ of the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS) after immediate requests for assistance under a bilateral agreement with India. These sets come from stockholding of the US Army which was sent to further territories. In these ‘cold war kits’ from the US, soldiers posted at the forward posts were seen on the visit of General Bipin Rawat to Ladakh.
Chief commander of the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Rawat, who arrived in the Ladakh sector to take stock of the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) amid ongoing tensions with China, told the Leh-based ‘Fire and Fury Corps’ commander about the current situation. Gave information in General Rawat visited the forward areas of East Ladakh on Tuesday, the second day of the two-day visit to Ladakh, to take stock of ground security preparations. He held a meeting with local commanders to review operational preparedness along the China border. He interacted with soldiers stationed at military posts despite the temperature dropping to minus 30 degrees Celsius. He praised them for their high morale and enhanced operational readiness. General Rawat also met Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur to discuss defense and security issues.
On the second day of his tour, General Rawat arrived in Jammu with Northern Command Army Commander Lt Gen YK Joshi. General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Tiger Division and Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of Air Force Station, Jammu welcomed the CDS and Army Commander. After this, CDS and Lt Gen YK Joshi went to Raj Bhavan and met Lt Governor Manoj Sinha of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and discussed the security scenario.