War startegy : Taking Shaksgam back .

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Background -

Prelude to the Shaksgam Valley's operatione's .

The importance of the Shaksgam Valley .

The Shaksgam valley also many times referred as the Trans-Karakoram Tract .

It has an area of more than 7,000 Sq . KM . Lies exactly between the Siachen Glacier by north and by south to the pamir plateau . It was historically part of india until Pak's hot an effecti control of the valley since 1948 . In 1962 the effective control f the valley was transferred to he China's PRC's . On 13 , october 1962 , it's effective control was transferred by the Pak's PM's Zurlifkar Ali Bhutto's in 1962 to Chinese Goverment's by the presence of the foreign ministers Chen Yi . After the Signing of the Agrement's of the Sino Pak's Friendship agrement's .

In 1959 the Pakistani government became concerned over Chinese maps that showed areas the Pakistanis considered their own as part of China. In 1961 Ayub Khan sent a formal note to China; there was no reply. It is thought that the Chinese might not have been motivated to negotiate with Pakistan because of Pakistan's relations with India. This was part of the Pak's startegy to subdue the Indian Infulence's by encouraging the PRC's to increase it's presence n the the Disputed area's .

Environment

While most of the valley lies in a lower area to the siachen's , most of it's is a made of mountains surrounded by vast barron's land's and and high altitude cimate's make it difficult fr any vegetation and life . The extreme tempatue's drops significantly during the night's. Abd during winter is covered by thin blanket of snow. Unlike Siachen Siachen meant's rapidly owing to it's location and lower altitude to the siachen's .

In next post's the presence of the Chinese's PLAGF's forces will be discussede's .

The wolf's Betweens the Sheep's .

The Presence of the PLAGF,s has been since the 1962's , the chinese deployment's was always limited's in the valley due to the extreme's distance and been unable to post any commander's due to the extreme's Terraine's and Climatic's Coditione's and unavalibility of the Infrastructure in the regione's to the Valley's .

But it's all change's in early 2000,s and with the expansion of the infrastructure to the valley , meant that the chinese were able to access the valley all year around . It's was further strengthened by the Construction of the variou's posts in and around the Valley's . The further implication happened since 2008's with construction of various infrastructure and structure's constructed to support a long time deployed Force's .

Importance of the Skasgam Valley to India .

The valley lies just west of the Karakoram Pasa means they the chinsea could easily access to our's DBO's road's and Ladakh's to a greater extent's and would result in an access to our's area's . The Chinese presence in the valley was always an alarming situation to us until the expansion of the chinese infracture's surrounding Ladakh's and other's area's resulting in a greater dia advantage to us that we had until now's . Another implicatione's is that we have rightful claim to the Saksgam valley's as part's of our's territory's that is occupied by the Chinese along with our's other's terrotrie's and area's .

Why the valley was ceaded ?

The Shaksgam Valley was ceded to China by Pakistan in 1963 when both countries signed a boundary agreement to settle their border differences. However, Article 6 clearly stated that “the two Parties have agreed that after the settlement of the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India, the sovereign authority concerned will reopen negotiations with the Government of the People's Republic of China, on the boundary as described in Article Two of the present Agreement, so as to sign a formal Boundary Treaty to replace the present agreement.” The agreement laid the foundation of Karakoram highway which was built jointly by the Chinese and Pakistani engineers in 1970s.

The Altitude Warfare's .

The High altitude war fare always is a challenge for any forces sheer ability to Climaticzied is an challenge for the terrain and the climatic conditione's of the Shaksgam valley and the continued deployment's .

Indian High Altitude Warfare School has one of the most experienced Discpline when it's lies to conductor's any operatione's and Warfare in such altitude and conditioner's . The experience gained after the Operatione's Meghdoot 's gives us an extreme potential to operate in such conditioner's and wage an effective's operatione's .

Operation's for thr Shaksgam Valley and it's battle order's .

The most suitable unit's for the operatione's in the Shaksgam valley would be the Divisione's and the Regiment's and brigade's .

The long walk .

Any success of any operatione's lies between the supply of Ratione's , ammunition and required equipment's needed for the operation .

The Shaksgam Valley's is the not the ideal location to carry out any military offensive operation's at one end is the impossible Siachen's Glaciers and on another the Pak's occupied Gilgit's and on the other hand is the Chines plateau and pain's the only location remain's for the effective's Logistic and supply would be the Karakoram Passe's .

But that will need to pass and potentially occupy an area's which is not claimed by India's . And stutaining it would be another challenge for any potential disrupt of the Logistic and Supply Route's .

In this terrain the armoured units will have little to no effect atleast in the initial operations but will be of the need for an RT's Support's to supress the enemy's position's and post's and use if RCL Gun's and Other rocket launchers could also be seen used in the Shaksgam Valley .

The Rehearsal before the Show's .

While the Mountede's Crope's have s high range of trainings but for the operation in the Shaksgam Valley's would require sn intense training and War exercises to able to perform and effectively educate any operation in the Terrain altitude and climatic conditions , environment to a total success .

Any operation of this large scale would be accompanied by an pre emptive strikes or paratroopar drope's . The first would be the use of the Para's to be dropped at the strategic locations already mentioned on the maps above . Capturing the key posts and counting to occupy till the relief party comes to the post held by the paratroopar through the road's .

The comman of chain for the paratroopar would be like this .
  • 1st Battalion (Special Forces)
  • 2nd Battalion (Special Forces)
  • 3rd Battalion (Special Forces)
  • 4th Battalion (Special Forces)
  • 5th Battalion
  • 6th Battalion
  • 7th Battalion
  • 9th Battalion (Special Forces)
  • 10th Battalion (Special Forces)
  • 11th Battalion (Special Forces)
  • 12th Battalion (Special Forces)
  • 21st Battalion (Special Forces)
  • 23rd Battalion
  • 29th Battalion
  • 31st Battalion (Rashtriya Rifles)
  • 106th Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) (based at Bengaluru, Karnataka)
  • 116th Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) (based at Devlali, Maharashtra) .
All of the above meintoned's Para regiment's have high altitude training . Even one third of the Para Regiment's be enough to carry out and complete the given missions .

Can India successfully intrude by a similar operation like Meghdoot? Yes we can. But can we hold it? That's the real question.
However, how will India hold onto the Shaksgam valley ? It would mean we need to cross the Karakoram divide which in best of times is a pain. :)

It is worthwhile to note that although it was handed over by Pakistan to China as part of the bilateral agreement, if India cannot get Gilgit-Baltistan, Shaksgam valley makes no sense. Any region one cannot hold onto or dominate is not viable. Also, what would be the strategic importance of such an act ?

In current scenario, India shares a boundary with Shagsham valley by occupying the Siachen glacier and its tributaries. The feasible entry points would have to the Passess or openings in the Karakoram divide.

This include passess upon Indira ridge. crossing these very tough pass would take us onto the Urdok+Staghar glaciers which meets the Shagsham valley looking at the maps above
W Indira col
Main Indira col
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Turkmenistan La

In addition on east side closer to Karakoram pass, we have the massive Teram Shehar plateau which opens up to Shakgsham pass. Terram Shehar is an absolute nightmare from logistics perspective. How do you maintain the logistics here? saddled between Siachen and Rimo glaciers.
I presume the Indira ridge that holds Indira Col (W & M) &Turkmenistanla has a steep slope on its north face, we have a clear view of Shaksham valley from there.
Another factor we need to mention here is Indian troops have to counter heavy presence of Pak Military on western side of Saltoro Range.
Further some observers mention that Shaksgam is easily accessible to Chinese side & is suitably connected & it is entirely administered by the People's Republic of China as a part of Kargilik County.
In my view either we first have to occupy entire GB to have better logistics or to dismantle Chinese from Karakoram pass to completely hold on the place.

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Source of photographe's VastsRohit's .

A detailed map explaining the current Situatione's in and around the Shaksgam Valley's .


Taking Back Gilgit Baltistan to support the operatione's in the Shaksgam Valley's

As we know our Government has repeatedly talked about taking back PoK when, now it is not certain. Will it ever happen? That's also a mystery. Media as usual talks about snatching PoK & GB from Pakistan in a chest thumping way without even telling the public how is that supposed to happen.
As we know Gilgit Baltistan was part of erstwhile Dogra Empire stretching as far as Hunza valley. Region is muslim dominant & now 100% muslim dominant. People at the time of partition wanted to stay with Pakistan but were ruled by a Hindu ruler. So Pakistan sent tribals & irregular soldiers in October 1947. There was mutiny by Gilgit scouts & it fell to Pakistan immediately. Since then it is occupied by Pakistan. Gilgit Baltistan was kept separated from so called Azad Kashmir (PoK). India never took interest in these regions as they believed they were pro Pakistanis & muslim & didn't wanted to add more Muslims in already muslim dominated state though we always claimed them & showed in our maps. AT the start of 21st century our interest is regenerated coz of its geopolitical importance. It can serve as our pathway to Central Asia & Afghanistan. CPEC is running through it & can be a great danger to our national security.
So let's see how can we try take out this big chunk of land from the grasp of Pakistan. We learned in Kargil that Mountain warfare can be a pain in the @s*. Pakistan army is in advantageous position there.
So air Assault is the way I think.
Ok, now that we have established the conditions under which an airborne assault on GB is likely to be the best way to take back the region short of going through the whole gamut of taking over all of POK, a much more humongous exercise, let’s see what we are up against.
Pak’s ORBAT (and here I will include paramilitary and local police also given their access to arms and potential of creating nuisance in the first few critical hours), comprises of Northern Areas Command of five independent brigades (~15000), Gilgit Baltistan Scouts ~3000, and Gilgit Baltistan Police ~5000. Say, an approximate total of 25,000 troops including auxiliaries and PAF assets at airfields.

A slug fight to defeat these troops is not in our best interest. Our assault needs to shock, decapitate command structures and bewilder the enemy into surrendering. Going out on a limb, I would hypothesize a missile barrage and IAF bombing to take out command centers, communications and eliminate at least 50% of the enemy (mostly the army). In such a context, hypothesizing further an airborne assault by 30,000 troops dropped into GB within a couple of hours (at least taking over airfields and road nodes) focusing on Skardu, Gilgit, Sost, Gajkuch, Danyor, Chilas, Astore. Later troops can spread out to take over rural areas (thankfully, with sparse population, it may be possible to focus on rural areas later). Crucial success factor will be intelligence and having locals friendly to Indian interests (particularly among tribals).

Since, now that we have defined the magnitude of the problem, let’s look into one aspect to explore further. We calculated 30,000 troops to be airdropped, airlifted to GB. That using Boeing C17’s or C130J’s represent 300 or 500 sorties respectively. Now, I would envision the airborne corps something like the Russian 7th Guards Mountain Air Assault Division, operating in principle like Mechanized infantry who are transported by air (refer herefor why I envision this).
We don't have such capability yet. But we can if we try. As we don't have 30,000 airborne troops.
The Para has been split into Para (SF) and Para and there are now only 4 vanilla Para bns which would be about 3600 troops. Yes we can add the para SF to the mix but in a scenario like you describe their utilisation to hold territory will be a sub-optimal use of that resource.

PS; It is part of destroying Paki capability in GB. Then of course we can launch full offensive assault in GB .

Contributed by @ARVION , @cereal killer , @mist_consecutive ,

and Special thanks to @utubekhiladi for asking the question Shaksgam mein Deesclation Hoga Kya ?
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Threat To Siachen via Shaksgam valley:

Yes we control all the major heights along Siachen. That said, i don't know if we should be complacent, which surely the Indian Army isn't. The Pakistani Army wouldn't have expected our forces to capture Bana Top from them. But we did. They would not have expected our forces to trek through kilometers of snow, ice and glaciers, walking through Zoji La and Saser La all the way to Rimo and Siachen to control Siachen in 1984, when their own approach was far easier and shorter. But we did.

We cannot underestimate a determined opposition, especially on the Siachen complex. If we lose the heights, it'll be nearly impossible to regain them.

My concern is simple - it looks like it'd be a much easier approach to the Teram Shehr and Siachen glacier complex from the Shaksgam side, much like the approach to Siachen from the PoK side is easier. Which makes our continued patrolling and deployment along the Shaksgam ridgeline all the more important. Plus, the Chinese control of Shaksgam valley makes a coordinated two pronged attack by Pak and PLA a possibility - PakArmy from Siachen and PLA on the Rimo and Teram Shehr glaciers.

From the DBO and Depsang plains side, the Chinese won't be a direct threat to Siachen... that would involve a 20+ km incursion across Depsang to the headwaters of the Shyok, another 60 km trek across the Rimo and Teram Shehr glaciers just to get to Siachen. But, they could conceivably pose a threat to our positions on the middle Rimo glacier, and an alternate route down the Shyok through Panamik. Either way, it's easier to hold the position than to try to regain it.

Of course, with our control of the ridgelines, and expertise in mountain warfare, we can beat any such attacks with minimal numbers.
 

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History of transfer of the Shaksgam Valley .

The boundary agreement between China and Pakistan, 1963 is the paragon of a very popular phrase “Politics makes strange bedfellows” . To get the answers to these questions let’s go back to year 1953 when Chinese army had intruded into mountainous region of Hunza and their maps showed a large part of Pakistan occupied Kashmir, including strategically important passes like Kilik, Shimshal in Gilgit and Baltistan as part of China. These activities gave a discordant tinge to Sino-Pakistan relations but the Sino- Indian war provided an opportunity to both Pakistan and China to shed their mutual suspicions.

The Shaksgam Valley or the Trans Karakoram Tract is part of Hunza-Gilgit region of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), and is a disputed territory claimed by India but controlled by Pakistan. It borders Xinjiang Province of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the north, the Northern Areas of POK to the south and west, and the Siachen Glacier region to the east.
 

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To support our's I , @cereal killer , @mist_consecutive , here is an article for the importance of the Shakagam Valley's .

 

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Even after China’s occupation of Tibet, in the early 1950s, Nehru and his team of loyalists in New Delhi had refused to accept China’s growing territorial threat to India. In fact, on April 29, 1954, the Indian government had signed an (eight-year) Agreement on Trade and Intercourse with the Tibet Region of China. The very title of this agreement formally declares that Tibet was a part of China. This agreement also contained the ‘five principles of peaceful co-existence’ (Panchsheel, as it later came to be known). But with India also publishing a map in 1954, that showed Aksai Chin as part of India, China was peeved, and it eventually chose to ignore India’s efforts to build bonds, even though Nehru told the Indian Parliament on May 4, 1959, that India’s “policy towards China remained unchanged and it would continue to support China’s entry into the United Nations.”

From October 1958, differing Sino-Indian claims on the boundary alignment on the Himalayas had become a matter of public concern in India, with the news that China had built a 180-km-long highway connecting Xinjiang (then Sinkiang) to Tibet via Aksai Chin — that historically was a part of Ladakh — which India regarded as its own. India’s claims were based on the boundaries suggested at the Simla Convention of 1913-14. This was signed only between the British government in India and the Tibetan government. The Chinese representative at the long drawn out conference had only initialled few maps, awaiting clearance from Peking, which never came. This final agreement defines the boundaries of Tibet with India, but only from east of Bhutan and on to Burma (now Myanmar). This came to be known as the McMahon Line. And though Nehru had asserted in Parliament — to loud cheers — that ‘the McMahon Line is our boundary, map or no map… (and) we will not allow anybody to cross the boundary,” the Chinese regime of Mao Tse Tung refused to accept any maps or India’s claims.

Moreover, as the question about where the boundary ran in Aksai Chin, was unresolved, it set the stage for a bigger confrontation, that was to follow in 1962. Under pressure at home, Nehru became increasingly assertive about India’s claims. And though Nehru gave reassurances to China that he regarded Tibet as a part of China, it didn’t quite help resolve the tension. Soon, as the correspondence between India and China became acrimonious, it led to battle lines being drawn over the conflicting boundary claims. Shijie Zhishi, a popular Chinese publication went on to assert (on September 20, 1959) that “the McMahon Line was ‘íllegal’ and that the Chinese people will never accept it”. One major cause of concern to the Chinese leadership was the increasing footprint of the United States in the region, with the CIA becoming a key player — with the help of some officials in the Indian establishment — in training, arming and supporting the Tibetan resistance. This was to annoy the Chinese considerably then, as does the current growing closeness between the US and India.

Finally, let us remain alert to China’s territorial creep northwards of the Galwan valley via the Depsang plains onto the Karakoram pass. This is to open the route to the flagship project of President Xi Jinping, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. If China has control over the Galwan valley, the Depsang plains (north of Leh) will greatly shorten the route taken by the Chinese — by less than 1,800 km through very rough terrain — to link up with the Shaksgam valley, that China first grabbed and then made Pakistan ‘temporarily’ gift it to Beijing! This valley, though inhospitable, has the largest collection of glaciers (over 250 to be precise) that China regards as a source of water to further its agenda of world domination. China needs an abundance of water to manufacture microchips; silicon wafers require lots of water and it is the waters of Ladakh and Kashmir that China wants, and has eyed, since the 1950s.

Author : Masroof Razak .
 

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Shaksgam a difficult terrain .

The Shaksgam Valley, located on the north side of the Karakoram Mountains of western China, is situated in the transition zone between the Indian monsoon system and dry arid climate zones. Previous studies have reported abnormal behaviors of the glaciers in this region compared to the global trend of glacier retreat, so the region is of special interest for glacier-climatological studies. For this purpose, long-term monitoring of glaciers in this region is necessary to obtain a better understanding of the relationships between glacier changes and local climate variations. However, accurate historical and up-to-date glacier inventory data for the region are currently unavailable. For this reason, this study conducted glacier inventories for the years 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2014 (i.e., a ~10-year interval) using multi-temporal remote sensing imagery. The remote sensing data used included Corona KH-4A/B (1965–1971), Hexagon KH-9 (1980), Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) (1990/1993), Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) (2000/2001), and Landsat Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) (2014/2015) multispectral satellite images, as well as digital elevation models (DEMs) from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), DEMs generated from Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) images (2005–2014), and Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) World 3D 30 m mesh (AW3D30). In the year 2014, a total of 173 glaciers (including 121 debris-free glaciers) (>0.5 km2), covering an area of 1478 ± 34 km2 (area of debris-free glaciers: 295 ± 7 km2) were mapped. The multi-temporal glacier inventory results indicated that total glacier area change between 1970–2014 was not significant. However, individual glacier changes showed significant variability. Comparisons of the changes in glacier terminus position indicated that 55 (32 debris-covered) glaciers experienced significant advances (~40–1400 m) between 1970–2014, and 74 (32 debris-covered) glaciers experienced significant advances (~40–1400 m) during the most recent period (2000–2014). Notably, small glaciers showed higher sensitivity to climate changes, and the glaciers located in the western part of the study site were exhibiting glacier area expansion compared to other parts of the Shaksgam Valley. Finally, regression analyses indicated that topographic parameters were not the main driver of glacier changes. On the contrary, local climate variability could explain the complex behavior of glaciers in this region .

@ARVION , @cereal killer , @mist_consecutive are working on a real life operation plan on taking the Shaksgam Valley . It would be as realistic as possible , most of our planning would be based on the realistic data available in the public . The work on the Shaksgam valley operation's is taking us many day's and could take us more .
 
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Phase One the Air Operatione's .

Operation Vaayuvai Kavach .

To target an Chinese Air bases located at a Hotan at a distance of 500 KM from the Shaksgam valley and Leh's Air Force Statione's in a Tatical scenario's .

Out's jet's will fly from the air statione's located anywhere at the Leh's , and other Air Statione's . The jets taken from central command of ladakh will act to keep busy the chinese air asset's in the air's . Almost 2 squadrons will be required for diversion's , support or Air coverages and the Targeting of the , chinese's air assete's . With the Awac's near the border will help the jet's to reach inside the China and the aircraft's will launch a serie's of the Stand off's missile's like bharmos on the low AGL altitude . And will decimate the target's in the Houtan Air base .

An complex mission of around aircraft may required's for my non Nuclear stand off scenario's . Based on a historical mission's . Being almost 500 kilometres from the IAF's air staion at LEH's Air Station , the Hotan is in the range and if choosing a direct route, the IAF's aircraft would have had to fly over the plain's and , which is heavily fortified by PLAGF's air defence sites .

A team of IAF's commanders would planned a more sophisticated, surprise operation instead. Senior IAF's military officials would have determined that PLA Air Force activity is indede's Higher in Hotan Air Statine's , so a plan will be made to approach the PLAGF's sites from a better's direction. To increase their chances, the IAF's commanders would decided to fly their aircraft to northen Coulule Lake first and then turn in the air, and then from there they would have a "clean" route passing over the mountains of northern leh's over the border, while keeping the altitude at less than 50 m AGL's to avoid PLAGF's and PLAAF's Radars . The route will be around 1,000 km . Nevertheless, the MKI's could not reach their target without getting Detected at a some number of time's .

The No. 24 Squadron (Hawks) IAF and No. 223 Squadron (Tridents) would employed eight Sukhois SU 30 MKI's , eight Mikoyan MIG 29 UPG's , an Illyusion IL 76 Falcon AWAC's to monitor any aircraft's in it's airspaces , and will also act as a command post which will is to monitor PLAGF radio communications, and also act as a communication relay between the raiders and the IAF's HQ , for the attack's .

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Map of the operation, showing the location and , the Satellite Image of the Hotan Air Statione's .

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The Sukhoi' SU 30 MKI's releasing a DRDO SAAW's Bomb's .

The operation will began at 1:30am of night's to avoid any seighting from the ground . A formation of eight MKI's and eight MIG 29 UPG's , accompanied by two airborne reserves formations of the each types , will departed from LEH's Air Statione's and proceeded towards Northen Coulule Lake and then, after departing from the friendly airspace , crossed into UAR's , while the two reserve aircraft will stay in the sir prstolling until the Strike's aircrsft's returne's . A pair of MIG's patrolling the area hours before and after the strike began to counter any interception attempts by the PLA Air Force. Meanwhile, three MIG's from LEH's Air Statione's performed diversionary attacks on Nagri Ghansu's Air Statione's near the Border's in Tibet's , with unknown results , but certainly distracting PLAAF's away from the actual attack's . The IL 76 Phalcone's will be flying near the border. Some time earlier, the main attack formations , which already had been sent to the Hotan Air Statione's , had taken off from the LEH's Air Statione's , and then clandestinely diverted from edpected air corridors in total radio silence, while apparently being bound for toarde's the Hotsn's . Flying at a very low altitude over northen Ladakh's and western's Karakoram pass , they crossed mountainous northwestern border's and finally joined the all of the Indiviual formatione's over the Western's UAR's desert. Each MKI's is fully armed with the DRDO's NGSRM's Missiles and DRDO's SAAW's bomb's along with the MIG's armed with the R 77 M's Missile's , at the altitude of 100 M , and then sharply decrease's it to the 50 M to which will be risky and far below any safety standards (aerial formations Fly'snormally at a performed altitudec of 5,000 Metere's . This will be done to avoid detection by PLAGF's and the PLAAF's radars , however, the fighters briefly would have to take the Fisk's of appeared several times on the radars , in order's to being the risk's of avoiding any Mountainous and the Terrain's appearing through out's the Route's, . The operstione's would be supervised from the command Il 76 Phalcone's that was in still in the Indian airspace. The ALG's in the Ladakh's could be also be used for possible emergency landing.

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The Mikoyan MIG's 29 UBG's with the R 77 M Missile's .

While approaching the Hotan Air Statione's , the Joint formation of the aircraft's would split their formation into two groups . This allowed attacks to come from several directions on the Hotan's Air statione's . They will bombed all the airfields with the SAW missile's within the Air Statione's complex . Achieving complete surprise, the fighters would made several passes against all the important's targets . Both runways at Air Statione's would be targeted in order to prevent any PLAAF's aircraft from taking off. SAAW's bombs of the second group of MKI's would damage the large hangars. The MIG's would be able to make multiple attacks on multiple targets with cannon fire . By the end of the second group's attack the PLAAF's military forces will try's to responded with a coordinated counter-attack. Effective anti-aircraft fire will also impaired due to the surprise attack. PLAAF's aircraft would be scrambled in an attempt to intercept the Attacking force.

After the attack, the Attacks formation will be turned back towards its own base's .
 
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Phase One the Air Operatione's .

Operation Vaayuvai Kavach .

To target an Chinese Air bases located at a Hotan at a distance of 500 KM from the Shaksgam valley and Leh's Air Force Statione's in a Tatical scenario's .

Out's jet's will fly from the air statione's located anywhere at the Leh's , and other Air Statione's . The jets taken from central command of ladakh will act to keep busy the chinese air asset's in the air's . Almost 2 squadrons will be required for diversion's , support or Air coverages and the Targeting of the , chinese's air assete's . With the Awac's near the border will help the jet's to reach inside the China and the aircraft's will launch a serie's of the Stand off's missile's like bharmos on the low AGL altitude . And will decimate the target's in the Houtan Air base .

An complex mission of around aircraft may required's for my non Nuclear stand off scenario's . Based on a historical mission's . Being almost 500 kilometres from the IAF's air staion at LEH's Air Station , the Hotan is in the range and if choosing a direct route, the IAF's aircraft would have had to fly over the plain's and , which is heavily fortified by PLAGF's air defence sites .

A team of IAF's commanders would planned a more sophisticated, surprise operation instead. Senior IAF's military officials would have determined that PLA Air Force activity is indede's Higher in Hotan Air Statine's , so a plan will be made to approach the PLAGF's sites from a better's direction. To increase their chances, the IAF's commanders would decided to fly their aircraft to northen Coulule Lake first and then turn in the air, and then from there they would have a "clean" route passing over the mountains of northern leh's over the border, while keeping the altitude at less than 50 m AGL's to avoid PLAGF's and PLAAF's Radars . The route will be around 1,000 km . Nevertheless, the MKI's could not reach their target without getting Detected at a some number of time's .

The No. 24 Squadron (Hawks) IAF and No. 223 Squadron (Tridents) would employed eight Sukhois SU 30 MKI's , eight Mikoyan MIG 29 UPG's , an Illyusion IL 76 Falcon AWAC's to monitor any aircraft's in it's airspaces , and will also act as a command post which will is to monitor PLAGF radio communications, and also act as a communication relay between the raiders and the IAF's HQ , for the attack's .

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Map of the operation, showing the location and , the Satellite Image of the Hotan Air Statione's .

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The Sukhoi' SU 30 MKI's releasing a DRDO SAAW's Bomb's .

The operation will began at 1:30am of night's to avoid any seighting from the ground . A formation of eight MKI's and eight MIG 29 UPG's , accompanied by two airborne reserves formations of the each types , will departed from LEH's Air Statione's and proceeded towards Northen Coulule Lake and then, after departing from the friendly airspace , crossed into UAR's , while the two reserve aircraft will stay in the sir prstolling until the Strike's aircrsft's returne's . A pair of MIG's patrolling the area hours before and after the strike began to counter any interception attempts by the PLA Air Force. Meanwhile, three MIG's from LEH's Air Statione's performed diversionary attacks on Nagri Ghansu's Air Statione's near the Border's in Tibet's , with unknown results , but certainly distracting PLAAF's away from the actual attack's . The IL 76 Phalcone's will be flying near the border. Some time earlier, the main attack formations , which already had been sent to the Hotan Air Statione's , had taken off from the LEH's Air Statione's , and then clandestinely diverted from edpected air corridors in total radio silence, while apparently being bound for toarde's the Hotsn's . Flying at a very low altitude over northen Ladakh's and western's Karakoram pass , they crossed mountainous northwestern border's and finally joined the all of the Indiviual formatione's over the Western's UAR's desert. Each MKI's is fully armed with the DRDO's NGSRM's Missiles and DRDO's SAAW's bomb's along with the MIG's armed with the R 77 M's Missile's , at the altitude of 100 M , and then sharply decrease's it to the 50 M to which will be risky and far below any safety standards (aerial formations Fly'snormally at a performed altitudec of 5,000 Metere's . This will be done to avoid detection by PLAGF's and the PLAAF's radars , however, the fighters briefly would have to take the Fisk's of appeared several times on the radars , in order's to being the risk's of avoiding any Mountainous and the Terrain's appearing through out's the Route's, . The operstione's would be supervised from the command Il 76 Phalcone's that was in still in the Indian airspace. The ALG's in the Ladakh's could be also be used for possible emergency landing.

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The Mikoyan MIG's 29 UBG's with the R 77 M Missile's .

While approaching the Hotan Air Statione's , the Joint formation of the aircraft's would split their formation into two groups . This allowed attacks to come from several directions on the Hotan's Air statione's . They will bombed all the airfields with the SAW missile's within the Air Statione's complex . Achieving complete surprise, the fighters would made several passes against all the important's targets . Both runways at Air Statione's would be targeted in order to prevent any PLAAF's aircraft from taking off. SAAW's bombs of the second group of MKI's would damage the large hangars. The MIG's would be able to make multiple attacks on multiple targets with cannon fire . By the end of the second group's attack the PLAAF's military forces will try's to responded with a coordinated counter-attack. Effective anti-aircraft fire will also impaired due to the surprise attack. PLAAF's aircraft would be scrambled in an attempt to intercept the Attacking force.

After the attack, the Attacks formation will be turned back towards its own base's .
Great one @ARVION. The strategy is very precise. Looking forward to phase two. The ground activity in Shaksgam. That according to me is going to be very tricky.
 

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Phase Two , The para operatione's .

Operation Manik
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This strategy was contested by rolling the para troopers to first secure the key position's in the Shaksgam Valley's .

The initial operation's on the ground would need's to be supported by an Para trooper's operatione's inisuggested as Operation Manik's . A , limited airborne coup de main operation that would to be launched on just after the Air operations Vaayuahi Kavach . The envisioned operatione's be by using the 1st special Para's , 2 nd special Para's , 5 th Para's , 6 th Para's , and the 23 rd Para's Division Regiment's , along with the Engineer,'s Brigade to be dropped with them's , to secure several positions and post's over the variou's parts of the Shaksgam Valley to aid the advance into the area for the Force's . The Divisional Headquarters for the northern Command's would be responsible for this operation . The operation's would capture's the key's post's over one to two day's Airborne operation with the Logistic support through the Air support's . However several days of poor weather and rough terrain could delay both the operation's including the Air operation Vaayuvahi Kavach . The concerns over increasing levels of chinese's resistance caused also cause to postpone the operation and then re plan it accourding to the situatione's it on .

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The paratroopers operation will be divided among two sectors North Sector's and the South Sector , according to the need , intelligence and the need's of the operation plan's . The operation's would be comprised of the four part's Initial north sector Drope's, the Southern Sector's drope's , the Airborne Parton's and the Air supplier's , and the additional deployment of the troop's in the operatione's .

A combined strength of 6,000 troops and additional airmen's of the IAF's would be required for the air operatione's over the Shaksgam Valley's .

The Northen's Operatione's .

Operation manik will be opened in the north Shaksgam Valley's with the success all round . In the first landing , In the north sector's almost all troops will be arrived on top of their drop zones without incident. In the 1st battalion Special Division paratroppers along with the 5 th paratroopers , with of troops landed on or within 500 metres of their drop zones and moat of helicopter's land on or within 100 metres of their landing zones . Losses to enemy firing on the aircraft and flak will be almost to none . Due to decimical of most of the air asset's at the Hotan air base's . The northen will be assigned with the capturing of the four main junctione's .

To their north, the 1 st paras arrived with a small group dropped near the G 218 highway securing the route connecting the shakagam Valley with the rest of the hotan county of the UAR , China . They will also succeeded in capturing one of the vitally important point between the raksham village and the chines post by the combined 1st paras and the 5 para's over the securing route's . The 5 th paras will be concentrated their efforts to seize the chinese's post's over looking the gilgit . The capture of the chinese post over looking the Gilgit is extremely important for the whole operations in the north Sector's. The capturing will result's to set up a blocking position on the high ground to prevent a further attack's from the PA or PLAGF or a combined force . The capturing of the chineses post over looking the gilgit will differ any attack out of the nearby posts and point's and to deny the movements to Chinese's . The capturing of the G 218 highway will differ any positing of the Chinese's artillery positiong in the Shaksgam Valley's . The most of the para's would be consecrated on the G 218 highway and the Chinese's PLAGF captured post overlooking the Gilgite's .

The southern's Operation's .

In the south, the 4th special para troopers and 6 th para troopers and 23 rd paratroopers will met little resistance and will capture four of five post's and point's in the south assigned to them. After a brief delay caused due to the extreme terrain . Later that same day several small attacks by the remaonig small forces would be beaten off. Small units of the 2 nd para's would move south of captured point's to secure the Route's connecting them , towards siachen's . Later that day they will make a contact with other forces of the remaining 2 nd para's and the 6 th paras Elements of the south sector's who will advance toward's the north Sector's securing and advncing in the Corps sector assisted mode .

The 2 nd Special para's and the 5 the para's would be tasked with taking the north and south end of the siachen and Shaksgam Valley's pass the 60 KM metre long passe's stretches if possible but because of the distance and the terrains they will take until late in the day to secure's all the General positions orders to task's onto the mission's . The 23 rd para's will be tasked upon the northen side's of the Southern's Sector's , the 23 rd para's will start jump at same time as other's but will secure their position's and post's with just 1,000 trooper's easily . The jump will be perfect with the regiment 90% assembled by within few hour's . The Chinese's post in the south and the Aghilla pass will probably have little presence on the ground's by the Chinese's PLAGF's force's . The para troopers will have almost to no resistance in the operatione's . They despite facing the same disadvantage as the other's para troopers regiment's at the other drooping's positions will have it in a much easier way . The objective's on the southern's Sector's will be met proper and will joins the forces with the northern sector's dropped para's . By the time the whole Shaksgam Valley's would be secured by the Para Trooper Regiment's .

Capturing this roads and the positions will be vital. Unlike some of the operations the engineers will need to be dropped along with the para's to clear hurdles and create the hurdles. The stoping of the Chinese's reinforcement would be vital aim of the this operatione's . If either of the objective's are meant would be meant as , the success for if the Operatione's Manik's .

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The Airborn operation's in the Shaksgam Valley's .

On the morning of the completion of the operations the air supply would start as immediately as the operation continues , C 130 j , An 32 and IL 76's and helicopters would play an vital role in the continuous supply of the rationes to the para trooper's . The Mi 17V's would play an important part in the deploying the troop's at the key's part's in the key post and junctione's .

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An strength of 10 C 130 J , 20 An 32's and 8 IL 76's combined strength would be required for the initial dropping from the north sector to the south sector drop , and continue support till the relief party comes through the Karakoram pass . Around 30 MI 17V's would , rezandovus through the Chinese's terrotriea to air drop at the Shaksgam valley's . A further support of the supplies through the helicopter would be an vital role it's would play to support the operation's .

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Deployment's of the Additional Troope's .

Delaying the Chinese Access to the Shaksgam Valley's . Would be an important part of the operations . Browning to operational plan's , the commander of the Combined Airborne Army will have to deal with the remaining Chinese's resitance with the assertions of further completion , the commander of the co.bined force's have to secure the route are as the priority. The wanted to secure the entire Shaksgam valley stretch from every major post's would be a challenge and also opportunity and the for the brigade's . The Chinese's PLAGF's would attempt to seize the G 218 highway only when these were to be secure, for the chinese to re enter the Shaksgam . The approach of the Highway , the chinese poste's over looking the Gilgite's would be an extreme vital task to secure it's . The approac to the route need to be secured in orde to steady connection between the Post's .

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A further unit of Ghatak forces with a combined strength or 1,000 would be dropped by the Aircraft's and the helicopter's . To strength and reinforce the Key position's like The G 218 Highway's , The chinese post's overlooking the Gilgite's and the Karakoram pass entry point into the Shaksgam Valley's .

In the further @cereal killer will discuss the operation contiunence into the Gilgite's to land it's further implication's .
 
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I will summarise all information about Independent Armoured Brigades of India

Currently there are 08/Eight Independent Armoured Brigades (known)

I will list 7 of them. The last elusive one is currently at Leh, and since its an active tension zone I won't post about that
However I have given an official army tweet somewhere above stating the same, make your own analysis.

2nd (I) Armoured Brigade - Mamun (FLEUR DE LIS Brigade)
3rd (I) Armoured Brigade - Ratnuchak (SABRE Brigade) IX Corps - Yol (RISING STAR)
4th (I) Armoured Brigade - Bhatinda (BLACK MACE Brigade) XII Corps - Jodhpur (KONARK CORPS)
6th (I) Armoured Brigade - Suratgarh (SAND VIPERS Brigade) X Corps-Bhatinda (CHETAK CORPS)
14th (I) Armoured Brigade - Bhatinda (BLACK CHARGERS Brigade) I Corps - Mathura
16th (I) Armoured Brigade - Mamun (BLACK ARROW Brigade)
23rd (I) Armoured Brigade - Amritsar (FLAMING ARROW Brigade) XI Corps - Jalandhar (VAJRA CORPS)


It is fairly easy to get their HQ location, since they appear in news reports (I have given links in pevious posts). As such they have been at same location since decades.. So there is not breach of opsec. However the above list could have discrepancies/changes, still I have tried to keep it as correct as possible .

With valuable inputs from @ARVION
 

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Lets have a look at 14/ XIV Corps - Leh

The NORTHERN COMMAND based at Udhampur has three Corps under it

XIV Corps - Leh (FIRE & FURY Corps)
XIV Corp - Srinagar (CHINAR Corps)
XVI Corps - Nagrota (WHITE KNIGHT Corps)

XIV Corps XV Corps XVI Corps


XIV Corps or 14 Corps has to protect
Kargil (from Pakistan),
Siachen Glacier and
Laddakh(from China)
We will form the ORBAT uwing officially available/ publiclyavailable info.

14 Corps consists of two divisions
3rd Infanrty Division - Karu (TRISHUL Division)
8th Mountain Division - Dras (FOREVER IN OPS Division
102 (I) Infantry Brigade - Partapur (SIACHEN BRIGADE)
118 (I) Infantry Brigade - Nyoma (PARASHU BRIGADE)
254 (I) Armoured Brigade - (unknown location) (SNOW LEOPARD BRIGADE) .

Courtesy @Tanmay
 

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The operatione's for the capturing the Shenxianwan Poste's will play an important part in the Retaking of the Shaksgam Valley's and the securing of the logistce's and the Suppluy's Route's . The operation would be divide into the three part's .

First Phase

In the night , The 2nd (I) Armoured Brigade and the 4th (I) Armoured Brigade with the 102 (I) Infantry Brigade and 104 (I) Infantry Brigade , launched its first phase of the capturing after a series of air strikes on the Hotan Air Statione's . The Post's around the Karakoram Pass Valley road will be among the first targets . Roughly 150 artillery batteries based around the Karakoram Pass road will open fired the opening salvo. By the morning , as the air raids have been completed , the Shenxianwan post's lay shrouded in fire and smoke . Basic services such as communication and Satellite Communication will be cut off by the Samyukta Electronic Warfare System of completely of the Shenxianwan Post's .

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Overnight , 100 combined formations of the The 2nd (I) Armoured Brigade and the 4th (I) Armoured Brigade tanks moved in towards the Karakoram road. Outposts surrounding the city Karakoram post , but the Chinese's defending will try to manage to hold back several Iraqi tanks using ATGM's . While most of these outposts fell to Armoured mechanized divisions by early morning, by the time they reach the Karakoram Post's , they will gave the Chinese's enough time to prepare defenses in and around the Shenxianwan Post's . The Armoured Bridage's will then proceeded to surround Chinese's Karakodam Post's in a crescent-like formation . The The 2nd (I) Armoured Brigade and the 4th (I) Armoured Brigade with the 102 (I) Infantry Brigade and 104 (I) Infantry Brigade Forces will try to capture and hold the Karakoram road. However, the Armoured Bridage's will face a difficult enemy by the Chines's forces returning incessantly with rocket-propelled grenades and 106-millimeter guns and the ATGM's . A large part of the Chinese's surronding the Karakoram Pass Garrison will be wiped out, but the battle will contributed to the slow advance of the Armoured Bridage's Forces.


Commandos from the Ghatak's Battalion will be dropped on the northen side of the Shenxianwan Post's , the main mission during the initial operation of the battle will be to enter the Chinese's Karakoram Pass Post's . The the lack of unity in command, as well as lack of heavy weapons, ammunition, and ambulances , for the Chinese's will affect's the Operational Capabilitie's . By the early morning , however, the Armoured Bridage's will have cleared most of the dikes and captured the area around the Karakoram Road , cutting the Shenxianwan Post's from both Karakoram road and the rest of the Chinese's Hotan County's . With this in the Armoured Bridage's Control , the Armoured Bridage's will stood at the gates of Shenxianwan Post's . Up until that point, the Armoured Bridage's will consisted of the all the combined unit's . The armoured Force's will reportedly had to rely on Ghatak's Force's and the 102 (I) Infantry Brigade and 104 (I) Infantry Brigade .

At sunrise, a Company of the Ghatak's commandos Force's will became the first of thousands of Ghatak's forces to enter Shenxianwan Post's via both the Northen side an the Southern Side of the Post's . This force will secure the entry point's into the She Post's . Even with this news, tanks and mechanized units of the Armoured Bridage's wil move into the Karakoram Pass later that day . 104 (I) Infantry Brigade Force Element's will move in to Secure the a Communications Post's , Another to take the Supply and Logistice's station, and another to secure the Chinese's Post's aroundcthe Karakoram Pass . The Chinese's will be awaitelingb, the Armoured Bridage's at these positions with light weapons, rocket propelled grenades , ATGzm's and AAA Gun's . It will be in the Karakoram Pass that the Armoured Bridage attack will encountered the Chines's with the ATGM's . Local counterattacks by Chinese's anti-tank teams will try to hold back the Armoured Bridage's forces at several points . Later reports indicated in-fighting amongst in and around the Karakoram Passe's . The sheer weight of the Armoured Bridage's tank Force with the support infintary unit's will be effective against the Chinese's anti-tank teams , but when Chinese's try to stop the armour will face the Infantry with them's will be encountered, it stopped attacks cold . After fierce fighting, the Armoured Bridage's will be able to occupied the all Key point's and the Positions aroundcthe Karakoram road and the Karakoram Pass , the Armoured Bridage's , will reach the Shenxianwan Post's positions on the outskirts of the Karakoram Post's .

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Second Phase

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In the response to the first assault's , the Armoured Bridage's will secure on the outskirts of the Shenxianwan Post's outside of the Chinese's ATGM's until their next attack on Shenxianwan Post's . During that time, the Ghatak's Force's will enter the Shenxianwan Post's from the Northen and the Southern side to secure the Post's where the Artillery mercilessly shelled the Post's , under pretext to secure the Entry point's into the Post's . The high command will decided to send in additional commando units with armour providing backup.The forces dispatched in the early hours of operation . The Armoured forces will have to fought viciously against the Chinese's Force's , but the surronding post's of the Chinese's surronding the Karakoram Pass will fell within few hours. Towards the Karakoram roads , the Armoured Bridage's will encountered from the Chinese's in the form of the resistance in the Surronding area's .

On the early Afternoon's , the Armoured Bridage's moved in near the Post's , using the element of the infantry attacks to advance troops, gain surprise, and place observation points in tall Point's . The Chinese would be unable to use the High Point's for the use of th3 ATGM's against the Armoured Bridage's and if the Chinese's try to yes the High Point's then they will encounters the already placed and would often use snipers at the High Point's , which slowed down the Chinese's ATGzm's Attack's . Due to repeated assaults of combined arms, the Armoured Bridage would managed to overtake the Karakoram Road and the Karakoram Passe's . The Shenxianwan Post's will be laid to the waste's with the , heavy Artillery shelling occurred on the Night's and the early morning's , using the DRDO 122 MM Light Field's Gun's , M 777 and the Bofore's howitzer's artillery . The Tank's will be used as an Fire Support Platform , at a long range out of the ATGM's platform's to strike the Shenxianwan Post's at a long distance's .

With these tactics, the Armoured Bridsge's will achieve a significant results with Special Forces and the Ghatak's Force's units seizing the Shenxianwan Post's entry point's . Armoured brigades seized the all the Key Point's and Post's to gained control of the main highway leading to the Karakoram Passe's . Battles were often fought Point's to Point's , Post's to Post's , . Reports indicate that Chinese's Force's would at times encounter the Chinese's Units armed with anything from assault rifles to sticks and knives.

Third Phase

And the Troop's would be rescued , those who have been wounded by the MI 17V's Helicopter's .

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The Shenxianwan Post in their sights by the early Afternoom's , the Armoured Bridage's will be turned their objectives to seizing both the the Post's and the road to the Shaksgam Valley's . In all , The Two Battalions of infantry and the Special Forces will have to take part in seizing these objectives. The main initiative of the attack was to take these targets within Twenty Four's hour's and effectively take control of Shenxianwan Post's .

All that remained was the Shanixam Post's .

" We will defend the motherland until the last drop of our blood".

The startegy is made according to that the Chinese's will not surrender at all's cost's . The Commanding Officer's of the Shenxianwan Post's is Khaladei Utube , probably a Mongolian origin by the name . The data may be old's .
 

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The operatione's for the capturing the Shenxianwan Poste's will play an important part in the Retaking of the Shaksgam Valley's and the securing of the logistce's and the Suppluy's Route's . The operation would be divide into the three part's .

First Phase

In the night , The 2nd (I) Armoured Brigade and the 4th (I) Armoured Brigade with the 102 (I) Infantry Brigade and 104 (I) Infantry Brigade , launched its first phase of the capturing after a series of air strikes on the Hotan Air Statione's . The Post's around the Karakoram Pass Valley road will be among the first targets . Roughly 150 artillery batteries based around the Karakoram Pass road will open fired the opening salvo. By the morning , as the air raids have been completed , the Shenxianwan post's lay shrouded in fire and smoke . Basic services such as communication and Satellite Communication will be cut off by the Samyukta Electronic Warfare System of completely of the Shenxianwan Post's .

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Overnight , 100 combined formations of the The 2nd (I) Armoured Brigade and the 4th (I) Armoured Brigade tanks moved in towards the Karakoram road. Outposts surrounding the city Karakoram post , but the Chinese's defending will try to manage to hold back several Iraqi tanks using ATGM's . While most of these outposts fell to Armoured mechanized divisions by early morning, by the time they reach the Karakoram Post's , they will gave the Chinese's enough time to prepare defenses in and around the Shenxianwan Post's . The Armoured Bridage's will then proceeded to surround Chinese's Karakodam Post's in a crescent-like formation . The The 2nd (I) Armoured Brigade and the 4th (I) Armoured Brigade with the 102 (I) Infantry Brigade and 104 (I) Infantry Brigade Forces will try to capture and hold the Karakoram road. However, the Armoured Bridage's will face a difficult enemy by the Chines's forces returning incessantly with rocket-propelled grenades and 106-millimeter guns and the ATGM's . A large part of the Chinese's surronding the Karakoram Pass Garrison will be wiped out, but the battle will contributed to the slow advance of the Armoured Bridage's Forces.


Commandos from the Ghatak's Battalion will be dropped on the northen side of the Shenxianwan Post's , the main mission during the initial operation of the battle will be to enter the Chinese's Karakoram Pass Post's . The the lack of unity in command, as well as lack of heavy weapons, ammunition, and ambulances , for the Chinese's will affect's the Operational Capabilitie's . By the early morning , however, the Armoured Bridage's will have cleared most of the dikes and captured the area around the Karakoram Road , cutting the Shenxianwan Post's from both Karakoram road and the rest of the Chinese's Hotan County's . With this in the Armoured Bridage's Control , the Armoured Bridage's will stood at the gates of Shenxianwan Post's . Up until that point, the Armoured Bridage's will consisted of the all the combined unit's . The armoured Force's will reportedly had to rely on Ghatak's Force's and the 102 (I) Infantry Brigade and 104 (I) Infantry Brigade .

At sunrise, a Company of the Ghatak's commandos Force's will became the first of thousands of Ghatak's forces to enter Shenxianwan Post's via both the Northen side an the Southern Side of the Post's . This force will secure the entry point's into the She Post's . Even with this news, tanks and mechanized units of the Armoured Bridage's wil move into the Karakoram Pass later that day . 104 (I) Infantry Brigade Force Element's will move in to Secure the a Communications Post's , Another to take the Supply and Logistice's station, and another to secure the Chinese's Post's aroundcthe Karakoram Pass . The Chinese's will be awaitelingb, the Armoured Bridage's at these positions with light weapons, rocket propelled grenades , ATGzm's and AAA Gun's . It will be in the Karakoram Pass that the Armoured Bridage attack will encountered the Chines's with the ATGM's . Local counterattacks by Chinese's anti-tank teams will try to hold back the Armoured Bridage's forces at several points . Later reports indicated in-fighting amongst in and around the Karakoram Passe's . The sheer weight of the Armoured Bridage's tank Force with the support infintary unit's will be effective against the Chinese's anti-tank teams , but when Chinese's try to stop the armour will face the Infantry with them's will be encountered, it stopped attacks cold . After fierce fighting, the Armoured Bridage's will be able to occupied the all Key point's and the Positions aroundcthe Karakoram road and the Karakoram Pass , the Armoured Bridage's , will reach the Shenxianwan Post's positions on the outskirts of the Karakoram Post's .

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Second Phase

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In the response to the first assault's , the Armoured Bridage's will secure on the outskirts of the Shenxianwan Post's outside of the Chinese's ATGM's until their next attack on Shenxianwan Post's . During that time, the Ghatak's Force's will enter the Shenxianwan Post's from the Northen and the Southern side to secure the Post's where the Artillery mercilessly shelled the Post's , under pretext to secure the Entry point's into the Post's . The high command will decided to send in additional commando units with armour providing backup.The forces dispatched in the early hours of operation . The Armoured forces will have to fought viciously against the Chinese's Force's , but the surronding post's of the Chinese's surronding the Karakoram Pass will fell within few hours. Towards the Karakoram roads , the Armoured Bridage's will encountered from the Chinese's in the form of the resistance in the Surronding area's .

On the early Afternoon's , the Armoured Bridage's moved in near the Post's , using the element of the infantry attacks to advance troops, gain surprise, and place observation points in tall Point's . The Chinese would be unable to use the High Point's for the use of th3 ATGM's against the Armoured Bridage's and if the Chinese's try to yes the High Point's then they will encounters the already placed and would often use snipers at the High Point's , which slowed down the Chinese's ATGzm's Attack's . Due to repeated assaults of combined arms, the Armoured Bridage would managed to overtake the Karakoram Road and the Karakoram Passe's . The Shenxianwan Post's will be laid to the waste's with the , heavy Artillery shelling occurred on the Night's and the early morning's , using the DRDO 122 MM Light Field's Gun's , M 777 and the Bofore's howitzer's artillery . The Tank's will be used as an Fire Support Platform , at a long range out of the ATGM's platform's to strike the Shenxianwan Post's at a long distance's .

With these tactics, the Armoured Bridsge's will achieve a significant results with Special Forces and the Ghatak's Force's units seizing the Shenxianwan Post's entry point's . Armoured brigades seized the all the Key Point's and Post's to gained control of the main highway leading to the Karakoram Passe's . Battles were often fought Point's to Point's , Post's to Post's , . Reports indicate that Chinese's Force's would at times encounter the Chinese's Units armed with anything from assault rifles to sticks and knives.

Third Phase

And the Troop's would be rescued , those who have been wounded by the MI 17V's Helicopter's .

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The Shenxianwan Post in their sights by the early Afternoom's , the Armoured Bridage's will be turned their objectives to seizing both the the Post's and the road to the Shaksgam Valley's . In all , The Two Battalions of infantry and the Special Forces will have to take part in seizing these objectives. The main initiative of the attack was to take these targets within Twenty Four's hour's and effectively take control of Shenxianwan Post's .

All that remained was the Shanixam Post's .

" We will defend the motherland until the last drop of our blood".

The startegy is made according to that the Chinese's will not surrender at all's cost's . The Commanding Officer's of the Shenxianwan Post's is Khaladei Utube , probably a Mongolian origin by the name . The data may be old's .
Sorry for being off-topic but Good to see you back so soon Sir! :)
 

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