Connect with us

Asia Pacific

China Airdropping Paratroopers, Armoured Vehicles Near Indian Border As Modi, Xi To Meet At BRICS Summit



Having seen no signs of any breakthroughs between India and China with regard to disengagement of troops in Eastern Ladakh ahead of the 7th round of Commander-level talks, Indian PM Narendra Modi is set to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next month to consider the mandatory course of action.

Why This Russian Scientist Behind The World’s Most Powerful Atomic Weapon Became A Dissident?

However, while the two leaders are set to interact via video conferencing as part of the BRICS summit on November 14, Beijing, just like New Delhi has continued to heavily fortify its defences with man and machine along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region ahead of punishing winters.

Earlier, while holding a real combat exercise close to the Indian border in the mountainous terrain of Ladakh, the People’s Liberation Army had finished the first heavy equipment drop from the giant Xi’an Y-20 military transport aircraft.

According to earlier reports by China Military on August 26th, multiples pieces of heavy equipment which included 107mm multi-barrel rocket launchers (MBRLs), Type-03 crawler-type paratrooper vehicles and armoured vehicles were airdropped by the Y-20 aircraft which has a maximum take-off weight of 200 tons.

China Airdrops Artillery Pieces, Paratroopers Near Indian Border Using Y-20 Plane

The PLA claim that the MRBLs are renowned for being lightweight and for boasting strong firepower, with a maximum range of 8 kilometres. The rocket launchers are set to be one of the major supporting weapons for rapid response forces which include the airborne troops.

The move is seen as a sign of maintaining combat effectiveness for the airborne troops, with the heavy equipment and weapons considered a key factor to test the Chinese military’s airborne combat capabilities.

Germany Unveils New Armoured Vehicle Which Is Fast, Furious, Hybrid & Silent

Due to the ever-growing impact of the airflow at such an altitude and the tough terrain of the region, it becomes increasingly difficult to carry out an accurate airdrop of the hefty equipment.

     “To accurately deliver materials and equipment to a destination from an altitude of hundreds of meters or even higher, the aircraft and the personnel involved must be fully equipped and highly skilled.

Airdrop is a highly sophisticated technical system of an intensive quantity of technologies, including loading and unloading systems onboard, parachute systems, buffer systems, etc., as well as the airdrop equipment itself.” said PLA Air Force expert Fu Qianshao.

How India Could Be Operating Its Rafales, Sukhois From Strategic US Military Base Of Diego Garcia?

The recent developments in the region could also be attributed as a retaliatory move to the Indian defence forces stocking up massive supplies of ration, weapons and winter clothing as well as the deployment of tanks in Depsang and other sectors of the region.

Last week, PM Modi along with a list of top Indian officials inaugurated the Atal Tunnel which connects the Manali region of the country to Ladakh.

The 9.02 kilometre-long tunnel is expected to provide a “new strength” to the country’s border infrastructure and will aid New Delhi to rapidly deploy its troops along the volatile LAC with the transportation of military equipment and other essential supplies being made possible due to the tunnel as well.

However, according to Global Times, a daily newspaper under the auspices of Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the tunnel will have no standing if a war ensues between the two nations with the PLA nullifying its usage.

    “The tunnel will be of great help to Indian troops and their provision of supplies in peacetime; however, it has no benefit in wartime, especially if a military conflict breaks out. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army has means to make this tunnel unserviceable,” said Song Zhongping, while writing an editorial for the Global Times.

Song also warned India to refrain from provoking China into a conflict due to the significant gap between the combat capabilities of the two nations.

     “India should restrain itself and refrain from provocation as no passage exists that can enhance India’s combat capability. After all, there is a certain gap in combat effectiveness between China and India, especially in terms of India’s systematic combat capability. India is far from reaching China’s level.”

While the situation at the border continues to remain tense despite the five-point consensus reached between the top diplomats of the two nations, the next commander level talks will be held on October 12.




Featured32 mins ago

CAUGHT LIVE: Australian Soldier ‘Caught On Camera’ Shooting Unarmed Afghan Prisoner

In a shocking revelation, a US Marine has told Australia’s National Broadcaster, ABC, that the Australian Special Forces killed an...

Americas9 hours ago

DE-CODED: Why US’ 6th-Gen Fighter Jets Could Be Nothing But Modified F-22 Raptors & F-35 Jets?

Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 stealth fighter jets have cemented United States’ reputation as an absolute powerhouse when it comes to...

Americas11 hours ago

Awed With Chinese & Turkish Drones, US Pours In Billions Of Dollars To Develop ‘Drone Killers’: WATCH

Drones or unmanned vehicles are becoming a major threat as more and more countries are developing and relying on it....

Featured11 hours ago

WATCH: Tibetan Soldiers Singing Indian Patriotic Song In Ladakh; Vow To Take Revenge From China

In a display of unity and solidarity, the Tibetan soldiers belonging to the Special Frontier Force (SFF) sang a patriotic...

Americas16 hours ago

Japanese F35s, US Navy Display Their ‘Muscle Power’ Amid Chinese Belligerence In The Indo-Pacific

The US and Japan are continuing the efforts to thwart Chinese influence in the Indo- Pacific region with joint military...

Expert Reviews18 hours ago

Not LCA Tejas, This Was India’s 1st Indigenous Fighter Jet That Terrorized Pak Air Force Without Even A Single Loss

Aatmanirbhar Bharat or self-reliant India is the new slogan introduced by the current BJP government, but the importance of building...

India-UAE India-UAE
Featured21 hours ago

Why Satellite Hacking Has Become The ‘Biggest Global Threat’ For Countries Like US, China, Russia & India?

The US Air Force in April this year organised a hackathon to test the vulnerabilities of its military satellites in...

CPEC-Project CPEC-Project
Featured21 hours ago

Bloody Days Ahead As India, Pakistan Join Two Opposite Military-Blocks Of The Middle-East

OPED By Haider Abbas. Edited By Younis Dar

Featured23 hours ago

Indian Air Force Bound To Reject Gripen Fighter Jets After SAAB’ Secretive Military Deal With Pakistan?

Having been ruled out of the race for Indian Air Force’s (IAF) procurement of modern fighters for their depleted squadrons...

Trump-Putin-Meeting Trump-Putin-Meeting
Americas1 day ago

Like Iran, US Looks To ‘Take-Out’ Its 2nd Biggest Global Adversary But Russia Determined To Thwart Plans

With rising tensions in Latin America, the US and Russia are yet again using their influence in the region. In...