China sets up radar station near Ladakh to monitor Indian planes

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  1. AVERAGE INDIAN

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    LEH/NEW DELHI: With IAF now able to operate C-130 Hercules transport aircraft at high-altitude Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector in Ladakh, China is reported to have built a radar station on its side of the border ostensibly to monitor movement of Indian planes over the area.

    The structure, according to official sources today, has come up across the DBO on the Chinese aide which has described it as a weather station.

    Indian technical experts, who have been monitoring this structure closely, have opined that it could be a radar station which apparently did not exist before. However, no signal has been emitted or received so far.

    The work on this structure was expedited by the Chinese after IAF made a surprise historic landing of its C-310J Hercules on a military air strip in DBO on August 20 this year.

    The matter was raised at the border meetings during which the Chinese side claimed it was a weather station, a statement which the Indian side contested as there was no civilian population in the area.

    The DBO air strip had been activated after 43 years in 2008 when anAN-32 transport plane landed there.

    However, after the landing, the transport plane was used only for air dropping material for troops of Army and ITBP, manning the hostile terrain in this region. Hercules has made at least seven landings so far in the area, the sources said. It is capable of carrying up to 20 tonnes of load.

    In a related move, Chinese troops mounted on vehicles entered five km deep into Indian territory at Trade Junction area in north of Ladakh. However, there was no face-off as the Chinese troops pulled back on their own, the sources said.

    China sets up radar station near Ladakh to monitor Indian planes - The Times of India
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    This probing seems a regular thing now. PLA must have a good idea of India response profile by now. Not a good thing for India, is it?
     
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    no smoking Senior Member Senior Member

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    Considering both sides have 10 different gap about where LOC is, it is quite regular that both army are intruding each other's territory.

    What you expect India to do? Starting a war for this 10 km?
     
  5. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    t_co Senior Member Senior Member

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    "It could be a radar station"... but no signal has been emitted or received. So why is the ToI taking it as fact in the headline?
     
  7. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    I don't get this either:
    There must be many remote weather stations around the world. In fact, NOAA has them floating out in the ocean. They are needed for making good forecasts.
     
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    Its expected they will do after our air force speed up their activity near loc
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    time for all our war against f chks wherever we meet them ..........even third countries ?

    eg here in europe our cooperation with them is zero = 0
     
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    but according to chincoms they dont want anything near border,they will cry even if we put tin shed
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    It shows Chini concerns for us.......
     
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    Guess India should do the same and intrude 10 kms regularly and we will know if china will start a war for those 10 kms.
     
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    We should buy some High Atlitude UAV's for Reconnaissance over the Border 364/7
     
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    It could have been just a shed, the border patrol transit bunker, temporary in construction and occupation, Why did the the Chinese take it as a "factually" permanent threat to their existence at the LAC that they resorted to kind of antics " factually" unheard of around the world? Ingenuous were those antics to have their voices and protests heard.

    Coming to being ingenious it was the Chinese who did built a basketball court near LAC where construction was mutually restricted, only for recreational purposes was it? built to a standard of a permanent helipad, it was in FACT a helipad in guise of a basketball court.

    List of ingeniousness of the Chinese at LAC is long, but all antics can't be factually ignored and should be countered factually and logically.

    Majority of the antics at LAC like painting the rocks red are generally harmless but can be described by an *adjective* we generally associate the with the quality of Chinese products.

    PS. 1.The FACT of the matter is I have assumed you are in possession of enough of cognition powers ( which might be factually correct) to know what that adjective is.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Apparently China is feeling the heat.
     
  16. W.G.Ewald

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    Exactly, and in disputed border places, it is only the Chinese side which makes armed intrusions, probing again and again.
     
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  17. Rahul Malohtra

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    We should build whatever we want.Let us get real neither china wants a war(or anything which can be termed as a war). All they are doing is playing mind games or in their term "staring down" tactics.We should act tough treat them the same way they are treating us.
     
  18. no smoking

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    Oh, the secret is that India has been doing that for decades!
     
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    You mean the mind games or "staring down"?
     
  20. Rahul Malohtra

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    Whatever you may call it.But the fact is china has raised objections for even tiny tents India has built,now they are building a radar station along the border?A noble step for a sustainable peace I guess!
     
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    If India had really done so, you wouldn't be here. You would have been neck twisted and conscripted into chini army and be patrolling the border.
     
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