Indian Navy’s maritime fighter jets MiG-29K to be deployed in the Northern Sector, ‘Ladakh’ at Air Force base soon for operations, amid border tension with China.
Navy MiG-29K deployment at the Indian Air Firce bases is it in the plans to integrate all the three services of Indian Armed Forces to order to enhance efficiency of the army.
“It is being planned to deploy the MiG-29K fighter aircraft at an Indian Air Force base in the northern sector. They might be used for carrying out operational flying in the Eastern Ladakh sector along the Line of Actual Control (LAC),” government sources told ANI.
Earlier we have already seen that Indian Navy’s P-8I surveillance planes are carrying out frequent sweeps over the Eastern Ladakh sector.
In last few days we have seen some tactical deployment by Indian Armed Forces like Jaguar-IM deploying in Car Nicobar Island, Rafales to be deployed at LAC as soon as they come and now MiG-29k at Northern sectors.
The Indian Navy has a fleet of over 40 Russian origin MiG-29K fighter jets that are deployed on the Navy only operational aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya and carry out regular flying from the naval fighter base INS Hansa in Goa.
The Indian Navy is also carrying ‘PASSEX’ exercise with United States Navy’s USS Nimitz carrier near to the Malacca Straits from where the Chinese Navy can enters into the Indian Ocean Region.
“The warships and submarines of the Western Fleet are carrying out wargames near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territories as part of their deployment,” government sources said. The nuclear submarines including the INS Chakra and INS Arihant are also out of their harbours, they added.
Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has also been out in the sea for missions with its carrier battle group. The Indian Navy has been keeping a constant eye on the PLAN activities.