China creeping up in Ladakh

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  1. Galaxy

    Galaxy Elite Member Elite Member

    Aug 27, 2011
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    China creeping up in Ladakh

    November 08, 2011

    The dragon is breathing down the neck where India is most vulnerable — part of the ancient silk route that connects the Ladakh region in the northern most part of Jammu and Kashmir to the bordering Xinjiang region in China.

    The Indian defence establishment recently began counter-measures after coming across intelligence that China had set up at least two missile storage facilities just across the line of actual control (LAC) in that area.

    While New Delhi began building infrastructure in northern Ladakh, particularly at Daulat Beg Oldi on the old silk route, the intelligence on the missile site at Xaidulla came as a big surprise just three months ago.
    The Indian Army has proposed deployment of short-range missiles, such as the BrahMos, along the LAC with the option of using the long-range ones also to act as a deterrent.

    Satellite images showed 13 tunnels had been built at Xiadulla, an old base of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army of China, just 98 km from the Karakoram mountain pass between Ladakh and the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region.

    Another missile facility has been located at Qizil Jilga, 40 km off the LAC in eastern Ladakh near the Western Tibet highway.

    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) beefed up its overall capability along the line of actual control (LAC) in Aksai Chin with new observation towers coming up across Indian positions.

    Beijing is also working on a new road to link Kashgar in the Uyghur region to the Khunjerab pass in the Karakoram to connect Gilgit-Baltistan and the Xinjiang region and bypass the landslide-prone highway to Pakistan.

    Even though Beijing has vastly improved its military capabilities in Ladakh, the PLA is not showing any aggression on that front. But the Indian Army believes that China has planned new activities and installations in the region to get an upper-hand in the political brinkmanship game.

    China creeping up in Ladakh - Hindustan Times
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Apr 17, 2009
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    Very creepy indeed!

    What is the Govt doing about it?

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

    Feb 16, 2009
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    Chinese are stupider than we give them credit for, willing to throw away all their economic progress by stupid moves like this.

    SADAKHUSH Senior Member Senior Member

    Sep 7, 2010
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    Why they find out about the activities of China after they have built or crossed the border? Who the hell is managing our borders?
  6. kickok1975

    kickok1975 Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Obsession with so many “Chinese threats” and allergy to any Chinese moves is probably another stupidity I find in this forum. The article clearly says “Even though Beijing has vastly improved its military capabilities in Ladakh, the PLA is not showing any aggression on that front”. What’s the problem for PLA to improve its ability? Does it mean Indo-China war is imminent? How is it to do with China’s economic progress? Indian's eyes probably always look at West and North as if the monster from North will attack India anytime. But Chinese has to look at all directions. If there is an enemy list for China, India is probably not even there or very down in the bottom. It's the same thing if there is a war to fight. That's why we don't have a war in last 50 years. It doesn't mean India is not strong to be an opponent. We just don't have that many differences we have to use war to solve. When do some Indian members get it that China doesn't want to fight with India? We already have too much mess need be cleaned.
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