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China ‘deploys’ air defence to counter India’s T-90 tank along LAC

01 Jul 2020 16:54, Somoy English Desk
China ‘deploys’ air defence to counter India’s T-90 tank along LAC
China ‘deploys’ air defence to counter India’s T-90 tank along LAC

China has deployed anti-aircraft missiles at the Galwan Valley in Ladakh as India had deployed T-90 Bhishma tanks.

Beijing deployed anti-aircraft missiles or air defence missile systems S-300 and S-400 in Ladakh.

 In addition, China has been gradually increasing its military presence along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Galvan River Valley, Hot Springs area and Pangong Tso lake area.

China has stepped up its deployment game along Line of Actual Control (LAC). 

Military experts think China has deployed air defence missile systems along the border to exert pressure on India. Russia had given S-400 to China in the year 2018. China also has S-300 missiles

Both the China and India earlier said that their bilateral talks were fruitful after the clashes in Ladakh. But Indian media reports say the sound of battle are being heard along the border of two powerful countries in the region. While China was building bunkers along the Line of Actual Control, India deployed T-90 Bhishma tanks last week.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has war gamed how it can successfully launch air operations as China deployed its S-300 and S-400 air defence systems amid the current stand-off.

India has pushed in more air defence and radar systems in Ladakh since 20 May, giving it a full view of the deployment and activities across the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

“The IAF has war gamed the scenario of operating amid Chinese air defence systems which includes the S 400, S 300, LY 80 and others. All I can say is that the high altitude and the mountains work to our advantage,” a source told ThePrint.

Sources in the defence and security establishment say that from a pure air-to-air combat, the Indians have an edge over China in the high altitude Ladakh sector. However, what China has an edge over with India is its air defence systems.

Sources underlined that the air power comes into play only when there is a war, and engagement of any aircraft flying in Indian territory by China would be an act of war.

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