Indian Army Allows Field Commanders To Use Firearms Against China Under ‘Extraordinary’ Situations

After the Galwan Valley face-off with Chinese soldiers on June 15 at LAC, The central government has given free hand to army. Now Indian Army has changed its rule at LAC which would allow field commanders to order troops to use firearms under “extraordinary” situations.

The central government has allowed the army to use firearms under extraordinary circumstances. The government has made it clear that the field commanders can take such strategic decisions if there is a threat of life at LAC.

According to the protocol set by both countries, till now the use of weapons was prohibited at LAC. Sources claim that if the lives of the soldiers are in danger, if the Chinese army poses a life-threatening situations in front of Indian army troops, then such protocol will not be accepted.

According to government sources, if firing is the only option for self-defense, then no protocol will be followed. 

On Sunday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called a meeting with the military chiefs of the three armed forces and Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat. In this meeting, the real situation of LAC was reviewed and preparations of Army were also discussed.

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