In a boost for the Indian Army's surveillance capabilities in the Eastern Ladakh region, the force has begun to receive the initial deliveries of all-new specialised boats for deployment at the Pangong Tso lake, Times of India.
This comes after the Indian Army had signed two contracts for specialised boats about six-seven months ago.
The first contract was signed with the defence public sector undertaking (PSU) Goa Shipyard for the procurement of 12 fast patrol boats with advanced surveillance gear and other equipment for Rs 65 crore.
The second contract was signed with a Goa-based private shipyard for procurement of 17 troop-carrying flat-bottom fibreglass boats that can carry around 20 soldiers in one go. The initial deliveries for the same have now begun.
The orders had been placed by the Indian Army in the light of the heightened tensions between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh following the latter's expansive adventurism at multiple locations in the region.
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