Rajnath Singh

Special warm clothes, special tent for living and adequate arrangement of weapons and ammunition have been made for Indian Army troops to cope with the extreme weather conditions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), defence minister Rajnath Singh has said.

Singh said this in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday amid border tension with China.

“The spirits of our soldiers are high. They are capable of serving at forbidding altitudes with scarce oxygen and in extremely cold temperatures, something that they have effortlessly done over the last many years on Siachen, and Kargil,” Singh said.

He further said the morale and motivation of Indian Armed Forces is very high, and the soldiers are committed to overcome any challenge that might come their way.

This time also, soldiers have chosen patience and courage over aggression.

“Our soldiers are a living symbol of restraint, bravery and valour,” Singh said.

He detailed the House about ongoing border tension with China at Ladakh.

Since April, India had noticed a build-up of troops and armaments by the Chinese side in the border areas adjacent to Eastern Ladakh.

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