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LAC face-off: IAF scrambled jets 2-3 times over air violations by China | India News


NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force had to dispatch its fighters 2-3 times last week to prevent PLA aerial breaches along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh.
The air Force had to deploy fighter jets to deal with aggressive moves by Chinese drones along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh. According to ANI, the IAF’s mobilization comes ahead of last week’s clash between Indian and Chinese troops.

Indian and Chinese troops clashed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Tawang area of ​​Arunachal Pradesh on 9 December and the confrontation resulted in “several soldiers of both sides being injured”. light,” said the Indian Army.
The clash near Yangtse along the LAC in the sensitive area took place last Friday amid a more than 30-month border standoff between the two sides in eastern Ladakh.
“In the last few weeks, there have been two to three times our fighters have had to sort out to deal with Chinese drones moving towards our positions on the LAC. The Su-30MKI jets had to sortie out in response to the threat of an aerial breach,” defense sources told ANI.
The Indian Air Force has a strong presence in the northeast with squadrons of Su-30 fighters deployed at multiple locations including Tezpur and Chhabua in Assam. Rafale fighters have also been deployed very close to Hashimara in West Bengal.
defense Minister Rajnath Singh hold a high-level meeting
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held a high-level meeting with Chief of the General Staff of Defense Anil Chauhan and army commanders, a day after reports of clashes between Indian troops emerged. and China along the LAC.
The defense minister has received an update on the recent clash between the armies of both sides in Tawang, defense sources said.
According to reports, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) Anil Chauhan, all three service commanders were present at the meeting.
Conference seek statement from Prime Minister Modi
Several MPs have requested a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the situation at the border. Members of the National Assembly have issued notices to postpone meetings in both houses of the National Assembly to discuss the border situation with China.
While Manish Tewari made an announcement in the lower house, Parliament leaders Randeep Surjewala and Syed Nasir Hussain made similar postponement notices in the upper house.
(With input from agencies)

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