http://kuku.sawf.org/News/63116.aspx China deploying Type 96 MBTs on Tibetan plateau March 17, 2010, (Sawf News) - China has for the first time in history deployed Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) in Tibet (Xizang) Military District. The deployment was confirmed on March 16, 2010 by China Defense News [via China Defense Blog] This news should give readers a perspective on the threat faced by India. The Chinese T-96 MBTs are not there to suppress the Tibetean people, they are there to roll into adjoining India when the balloon goes up. Across some sectors of the LAC, the Tibetan plateau runs well into Indian territory. The presence of Chinese tanks will make it difficult for the Indian Army to contemplate counterattacks to ease Chinese incursions. The question now should not be whether Indian border roads can or cannot support armor deployment on the Indian side of the plateau, but when will they be ready to do so. If the Indian Army is serious about its intent to develop the capability to simultaneously engage across both our hostile borders, it needs to deploy light MBTs on the Tibetan plateaus and quickly build a road infrastructure to support their deployment. The current deployment of Indian Armor near the LAC is too random to be effective, and logistically not well supported.