India steps up boat patrols on Ladakh lake after Chinese intrusions

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    India steps up boat patrols on Ladakh lake after Chinese intrusions | idrw.org

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    The Pangong Tso Lake is now witnessing a marked change in India’s approach towards China, with New Delhi upping the ante by carrying out regular boat patrols in the water body in Ladakh where the Chinese had earlier resorted to aggressive intrusions.

    In a series of protests over the past few weeks, Beijing has complained that the Indian Army was resorting to aggressive patrols – coming too close to the Chinese boats and engaging them.

    Besides handing over protest notes at the border personnel meeting, the Chinese have also conveyed the message at diplomatic level.

    The Chinese protests emanated following their assessment that the Indian Army’s newly-acquired American patrol boats have considerably reduced their tactical advantage on the strategic lake, located at 14,500ft in Ladakh, official sources said.

    The 135km-long Pangong Tso Lake, which is nestled between India and China, had previously become a playing field for the Chinese PLA’s dominance on the waterways.

    It became a potential crisis point in 1999 when Beijing built a five-km permanent track into the Indian territory along the lake, as India was engaged with Pakistan in the Kargil war.

    But now the sleek high-speed patrol boats from the US have become an irritant for China. More than a dozen boats procured by the Indian Army have been deployed on the lake, one third of whose area falls in India and the remaining portion in China.

    The vessels, measuring 37ft long and 10ft wide, have a speed of 40 knots and come with GPS and night vision devices. Equipped with machine guns, the new Indian boats can carry 10 soldiers at a time.

    Earlier, the Indian Army operated close to a dozen vintage boats that were no match to the superior Chinese patrol boats. The Indian patrols were chased away by their better-equipped Chinese counterparts.

    In 2000, the Chinese had rammed into Indian patrol boats in the area and over 20 Chinese boats had made a 10km deep incursion on the Indian side of the lake in April this year.

    China had a stronger military presence on the lake, and continued with its aggressive patrolling to stake a claim on the water body.

    The Chinese operate close to 22 armed patrol boats – mostly smaller high-speed vessels with capacity for five to seven soldiers – on the lake. But the Indian response is now changing the rules of the game. The sources said the Chinese are irked by the fact that Indian patrols are now giving a fitting response to them by catching up with the Chinese boats if they enter the Indian side.

    Although the change in approach is localised, it marks a shift in India’s approach, which has traditionally been a cautious one when it came to the eastern neighbour.

    New Delhi has earlier buckled down on many instances under the Chinese pressure on the 4,057-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC).
     
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    Re: India steps up boat patrols on Ladakh lake after Chinese intrusion

    Chinese boats

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    Unarmed Unarmored Indian Army Boats..

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    Source Kunal bhai..
     
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    Re: India steps up boat patrols on Ladakh lake after Chinese intrusion

    its easy to mount some lmg on it..
     
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    Re: India steps up boat patrols on Ladakh lake after Chinese intrusion

    There are 546 posts on DFI containing the phrase "chinese intrusions." Just sayin'
     
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    Re: India steps up boat patrols on Ladakh lake after Chinese intrusion

    As per current Indian Government( UPA) chinese have not intruded inside India, its just that both the countries do not have proper marking border so sometimes chinese solders enter deep inside India & this is common.

    Common man in India need not worry as chinese cannot come till Delhi.
     
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    That is probably the Invader series of FRP interceptor provided to Marine Police, manufactured by GSL/GRSE ( designed by Greek shipbuilder, Motomarine,)

    It isn't the USA built one.
     
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    India gives China taste of its own medicine by aggressive patrolling

    India gives China taste of its own medicine by resorting to aggressive patrols


    The Pangong Tso Lake is now witnessing a marked change in India's approach towards China, with New Delhi upping the ante by carrying out regular boat patrols in the water body in Ladakh where the Chinese had earlier resorted to aggressive intrusions.

    In a series of protests over the past few weeks, Beijing has complained that the Indian Army was resorting to aggressive patrols - coming too close to the Chinese boats and engaging them. Besides handing over protest notes at the border personnel meeting, the Chinese have also conveyed the message at diplomatic level.

    The Chinese protests emanated following their assessment that the Indian Army's newly acquired American patrol boats have considerably reduced their tactical advantage on the strategic lake, located at 14,500 ft in Ladakh, official sources said.

    The 135 km-long Pangong Tso Lake, which is nestled between India and China, had previously become a playing field for the Chinese PLA's dominance on the waterways. It became a potential crisis point in 1999 when Beijing built a five-km permanent track into the Indian territory along the lake, as India was engaged with Pakistan in the Kargil war.

    But now the sleek high-speed patrol boats from the US have become an irritant for China. More than a dozen boats procured by the Indian Army have been deployed on the lake whose one-third area falls in India and the remaining portion in China. The vessels, measuring 37 ft long and 10 ft wide, have a speed of 40 knots and come with GPS and night vision devices. Equipped with machine guns, the new Indian boats can carry 10 soldiers at a time.


    Earlier, the Indian Army operated close to a dozen vintage boats that were no match to the superior Chinese patrol boats.

    The Indian patrols were chased away by their better equipped Chinese counterparts. In 2000, the Chinese had rammed into Indian patrol boats in the area and over 20 Chinese boats had made a 10 km deep incursion on the Indian side of the lake in April this year. China had a stronger military presence on the lake, and continued with its aggressive patrolling to stake claim on the water body. The Chinese operates close to 22 armed patrol boats - mostly smaller vessels with high-speed and capacity for five to seven soldiers - on the lake.


    But the Indian response is now changing the rules of the game. The sources said the Chinese are irked by the fact that Indian area dominating patrols are now giving a fitting response to them by catching up with the Chinese boats, if they enter the Indian side. Although the change in approach is localised, it marks a shift in India's approach that traditionally has been a cautious one when it came to the eastern neighbour. New Delhi has earlier buckled down on many instances under the Chinese pressure on the 4,057-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC).


    Read more at: India gives China taste of its own medicine by resorting to aggressive patrols : North, News - India Today
     
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    Re: India gives China taste of its own medicine by aggressive patroll

    Our media and their sensational headlines :tsk: , we are patrolling on our side of the border, while the chinese intruded in our territory.
     
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    Re: India gives China taste of its own medicine by aggressive patroll

    Tomorrow it would be termed "aggressive patrolling" even if we patrol border of Delhi.
     
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    Re: India gives China taste of its own medicine by aggressive patroll

    Same old story, Chinese cry when things don't go their way. Does any country protest more than China? They are truly despicable people.
     
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