Surgical Strikes To Galwan: How Indian Military Has Changed In Four Years

India has substantially more troops deployed at LAC and LoC.

Sohil Nikam

September 29, 2020

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Four years ago, on this day, the Indian military conducted surgical strikes across the LoC in PoK, inflicting significant casualties. It was an answer to the incident involving an attack on the Indian Army by four militants at Uri earlier that month. From then since now, a lot has changed. The Indian Army has been experiencing friction at the LoC since decades, but the LAC had been relatively peaceful till now. But all changed on June 15 when a skirmish erupted between troops of Indian and China at the Galwan valley, leading to the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers.

Several high-level talks between India and China have yielded very less since then and tensions still remain high in Ladakh. In fact, India has ramped up its deployment along the LAC, with 3000 ITBP personnel said to be manning the line at the moment. Last year was also the year of the Balakot airstrike when Indian jets crossed over to PoK and dropped bombs in the vicinity of the town of Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.

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