Kargil: – India has expedited the development of the infrastructure in the Ladakh region against the background of the tension developing with China. Over the last one year, roads and bridges connecting the inaccessible areas of Ladakh have been built. After that, now 36 helipads are being built simultaneously in Ladakh, and the scheme will be completed in the next four months.
RK Mathur, the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, recently reviewed the construction of all these helipads being built in various regions. Government sources informed that 19 helipads would come up in the Leh District of Ladakh and 17 will be constructed in the Kargil district. This is considered to be the biggest infrastructure project in Ladakh.
There is major tension reigning between the Indian and Chinese military on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Reports have been published that China has deployed more than 50,000 soldiers on the LAC. India too has retaliated with an equivalent deployment. The aeroplanes and helicopters of the Indian Air Force are consistently reaching the supplies required for the Indian Army. Efforts are being made to increase the defence preparedness in this region and building 36 helipads in Ladakh is a part of the same activity.