China Makes “Heavy” Deployment of Military Forces on India Border
1 January, 2020
The Chinese air force has conducted heavy deployment of missiles and radars in support of the aggression by their army along the eastern Ladakh sector, India’s Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria says.
“China has deployed heavily along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in support of their army. They have a large presence of radars, surface to air missiles and surface to surface missiles. Their deployment has been strong,” he said.
The Chinese air force has deployed its indigenous fighter jets including J-20 and J-10 along with the Russian-origin SU-30 close to Indian territory in Tibet.
They have also activated their air defense systems including the S-400 acquired from Russia.
The Indian Air Force has deployed its frontline fighters including the Rafale and the MiG-29 in the Ladakh sector at multiple bases and is ready to respond to any misadventure by the Chinese side.
On the counteraction from the Indian side, the IAF chief emphasized, “We have taken all actions required to be taken.”
Bhadauria said the evolving uncertainties and instability at the global geopolitical front has provided China with an opportunity to demonstrate its growing power and indirectly it has also brought to fore the inadequate contribution of major powers to global security.
The Air Chief said any serious India-China conflict is not good for China on the global front. “If Chinese aspirations are global then it does not suit their grand plan.
What could be the possible Chinese objectives for their action in the north? It is important that we recognize what they have really achieved,” he added.