LAC: India likely to fly additional Hercules sorties at Daulat Beg

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New Delhi, Sept 6: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is likely to fly additional sorties of the Hercules aircraft in the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) area of Ladakh where the Chinese troops have reportedly taken over 640 square kilometres of the Indian territory.

A report of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) had said in a recent report that the Chinese have entrenched themselves along the Line of Control (LAC) and were reportedly stopping the Indian troops from patrolling near the line.

India had landed the Hercules aircraft at DBO last month as a show of strength

The NSAB reports caused a massive controversy in Indian political and media circles and Defence Minister A K Antony was put under pressure to explain the government's position on the sensitive matter. Antony spoke on the expected lines, saying that India was committed to protect its territory.

IAF sources said additional airdrops will made at Daulat Beg to assert India's position in the region. The C-130J Super Hercules transport plane was landed at the DBO airstrip last month by the Indian forces to send across a strong signal to China.

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