Navy's anti-submarine P-8I fighter aircraft deployed in Ladakh

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The Indian Navy's Posidan-8I anti-submarine warfare aircraft have been deployed in eastern Ladakh to monitor the Line of Actual Control (LoC).

At the same time, in the midst of a border dispute with China, some of its 'MiG-29K' fighter aircraft are also likely to be placed at important locations in the northern sector. According to Defense Ministry officials, the Navy's P-8I aircraft has been deployed to monitor the movements of Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh.

It was deployed in Doklam, bordering Sikkim in 2017, during a standoff between India and China for 73 days. The aircraft was also deployed to monitor the movements of Pakistani soldiers following the terrorist attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir last year.

Top Army officials are considering deploying MiG-29 fighter jets of the Indian Navy at some air force bases in the northern region as part of an effort to coordinate the three wings of the Army to meet national security challenges. He said that naval combat aircraft would be helpful in the Air Force's efforts and air-domination capabilities to go deep into enemy territory.