Built by ISRO, EMISAT monitors radio signals which are used to determine the nature and location of all the sources of transmissions in an enemy area
INDIA’S premier Intelligence-gathering satellite EMISAT, operated by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has taken a good look at the positions of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in occupied Tibet. The satellite which carries Kautilya, an ELINT (electronic Intelligence) package whose “capabilities are among the most highly-classified and closely-guarded aspects of operation for military purposes on Saturday carried out a pass over PLA positions in occupied Tibet near Arunachal Pradesh,” an official source said. Built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), EMISAT’s ELINT missions monitor radio signals which are used to determine the nature and location of all the sources of transmissions in an enemy area.
The satellite pass came a day after talks between India and China over the stand-off over Chinese structures on Finger 4 area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Pangong Tso in Ladakh, made no headway, even as both sides have agreed to continue their meetings aimed at disengagement and de-escalation. Sources said the Chinese troops have also been mobilised in Depsang sector, as soldiers could be spotted digging the area on their side of the LAC. The PLA had also intruded into Depsang in 2013. On Friday, sources said, Indian radar reconnaissance satellite RISAT-2BR1 carried out a pass over Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) base in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. The base is the PLAN’s first overseas military base, built at a massive cost.
India, China complete troops disengagement at 3 friction points, focus now on Finger area
July 26 (ANI)
IN A significant development, troops of India and China have completed disengagement at Galwan Valley, Patrolling Point 15, and Hot Springs/Gogra area in Eastern Ladakh amid the ongoing talks at the diplomatic and military level, sources said.
“The ongoing engagement and dialogue between India and China at the military and diplomatic levels has resulted in complete disengagement at Patrolling Point 14 (Galwan area), 15 and 17 A (Hot Springs/Gogra) in eastern Ladakh,” a source told ANI here.
The sources said that after disengagement in these areas as per agreements in the last Corps Commander-level talks, the only area where disengagement is left to be implemented is the Finger area along the Pangong Tso lake. A meeting between the senior military Commanders is expected in the coming week to further work out modalities of the Pangong Tso lake area, they added. They also agreed that another meeting of senior Commanders may be held soon.