They are afraid because they don't have the numbers, once they have the numbers, they will screw down the chinese with counter patrols. that is a strategic decision to delay the fight on enemy grounds, china now wants the fight with india as it knows india cannot push back deep into the tibet, while it also knows, delaying the fight only strengthens the Indian military strength and position aginst it's own armed forces. that is why they want every single excuse to start a war, and Indian generals know when not to start a war.
- How did China figure out we landed LCH at DBO ? It either means China has clear LoS and observation to DBO, or China has credible intel sources on our side.
- The article mentions that the LCH camera detects the heating pitot tube as an infrared signature and jams it ! Interesting, does that mean the EO-sensor mounted atop the nose has some kind of self-protection system ?
- The story of Army's mentality over resisting LCH access to DBO purely shows how deep the army has buried its head inside the ground. China does patrolling using Z-9 near and here they are afraid of even deploying LCH at DBO.