India has started deployment of the Israeli Searcher-II unmanned aerial vehicles and helicopters along the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control. India is building up the infrastructure to ensure that it is not at any disadvantage with China.

Indian army has already authorized the construction of the over 5,500 defenses and bunkers near the line of Line of Actual Control at cost of around $ 2.06 billion. Cabinet Committee on Security for the Eastern Army Command plans to complete these bunkers within next 4 to 5 years.

Indian air force is also in process of building strong presence in the area with deployment of its Su-30MKI fighter jets at the Tezpur and Chabua airbases.

Indian army has upgraded its Army Aviation bases in State of Assam and in first phase it has already deployed 7 helicopters and 4 Israeli Searcher-II UAVs to keep an eye on the Chinese military activities.

With Maximum Takeoff Weight of 426 kg Searcher-II UAV can stay in air for 15 hours and carry electro-optical and infrared sensors to provide real time imagery and video to the ground control station.

Indian army has already raised 2 mountain infantry divisions consisting of 1,260 officers and 35,011 soldiers and is pursuing the idea of mountain strike corps.

Indian air force is also setting up multiple forward operation bases, advanced landing grounds and helipads along its border with China. Indian armed forces are also pushing for the fast deployment of the Akash air defense system systems in order to provide air cover to the Indian forces operating in the area.

to counter the threat posed by enemy fighters, drones and helicopters on both western and eastern fronts.

Indian air force has already ordered 8 squadrons Akash of air defense system at cost of $ 1.38 billion and Indian army has ordered two regiments at a cost of $ 3.16 billion.

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