NEW DELHI: Seeking to keep a closer eye on the activities of the Chinese military both near the Indian territory as well as in its depth areas all along the 4,000 kilometre Line of Actual Control (
), the Indian security agencies feel there is a requirement of four to six dedicated satellites which can help them keep a check on the adversary’s moves.
The need has been felt after the Chinese army in the garb of an exercise in the Xinjiang region on its side of the LAC mobilised more than 40,000 troops along with heavy weaponry and artillery and started transgressing into Indian territory at multiple locations surprising the Army formations located in Leh, including the 14 Corps headquarters.
“To improve the coverage of the activities of the Chinese troops and forces in both near Indian territory and in their depth areas, there is a need for four to six dedicated satellites with very high-resolution sensors and cameras with ability to keep a close watch even on the movement of small objects and individuals,” the defence sources told ANI.
The capability and assets would also help the country reduce dependence on foreign associates to keep a watch on Chinese and other adversaries, they said.
Indian forces already have a few military satellites which are used for keeping a close watch on the adversaries but there is a need to further strengthen that capability, the sources said.
At the moment, Chinese troops have transgressed into Indian territory in Finger area along the Pangong Tso lake where they are refusing to disengage complete