India to house its first Rafale fighter jets squadron in Bengal to cover China #Hindustan360

India will base its first squadron of Rafale fighter jets, capable of delivering nuclear weapons in eastern sector as part of the overall policy to gradually build nuclear as well as conventional deterrence against China. View more at #Hindustan360.

Steps being taken:

  • Nuclear-capable Agni-III (3,000-km) ballistic missile inducted into the Strategic Forces Command
  • Agni-IV (4,000-km) & Agni-V (over 5,000-km) undergoing final trials
  • Additional Sukhoi-30MKI fighters, spy drones & helicopters deployed in north-east
  • T-72 tanks deployed in Eastern Ladakh & Sikkim
  • 2 new infantry divisions (36,000 soldiers) raised at Likabali & Missamari (Assam) in 2009-2010
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