Topic: Eastern Command
Although most of the projects were planned earlier, the ongoing stand-off with China has ensured that they have been sped up on an urgent basis.
India has set up a series of Integrated Defended Locations along LAC, under which focus is to disarm enemy offensive through mix of layered underground bunkers, minefields & other equipment.
Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Manoj Pande says there has been a 'marginal increase' in patrolling activities in some areas along the LAC.
The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.
Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.
Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.