Amaravati: The Indian Air Force has deployed the Garuda commandos of the Indian Air Force close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in East Ladakh in a standoff with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as a warning to the nation. The IAF has deployed Apache attack helicopters and Chinook heavy-lift choppers near the LAC in eastern Ladakh. The Garuda Special Forces Wing has taken up the exercise from MI-17 helicopters. During the 12th round of Corps Commander-level talks, India and China last week decided to withdraw troops at Gogra, one of the flashpoints on the LAC. Earlier this year, both sides also withdrew their troops from Panyang Tso Lake in eastern Ladakh. The Indian Air Force has supplied the Garuda commandos with weapons such as the American Sig Sauer assault rifle. In addition to these, Galil sniper rifles, Israeli Tver rifles, Negev light machine guns, AK-103s that can knock down enemy soldiers at a range of 800-1000 meters have been provided to the Garuda commandos. Garuda commando wing killed five terrorists using LMG in blood hajin operation in Jammu and Kashmir.