The MARCOS have been deployed in the Pangong lake area where the Indian and Chinese forces have been engaged in a conflict situation since April-May timeframe this year.
Ladakh: Amid the ongoing border stand-off with China, the Indian Navy has deployed its Marine Commandos (MARCOS) in the Pangong Lake area in eastern Ladakh.
The idea behind the deployment of the MARCOS in Eastern Ladakh, where Indian Air Force`s Garud operatives and Indian Army`s Para Special Forces have been there since day one of the conflicts, is to enhance the integration of the three services and provide the naval commandos exposure to extreme cold weather conditions.
“The MARCOS have been deployed in the Pangong lake area where the Indian and Chinese forces have been engaged in a conflict situation since April-May timeframe this year,” the government sources were quoted as saying by ANI.
Meanwhile, the Navy commandos are also soon going to get new boats for operations in the lake are along with the existing infrastructure for operations in the lake, they said.
Indian Army`s Special Forces including the Para Special Forces and Cabinet Secretariat`s Special Frontier Force have been operating in Eastern Ladakh for carrying out special operations for a long time.
The Indian Air Force`s Garud Special Forces moved to hilltops on the strategic heights on the Line of Actual Control (LAC)along with their Igla shoulder-fired air defence systems in the early days of the conflict to take care of any fighter or other aircraft of the enemy which may have tried to violate Indian air space.