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'Deployment of BrahMos by India worrying China'

China has said that India deploying the supersonic missile BrahMos along the border of Arunachal Pradesh was a matter of concern. Sutirtho Patranobis reports.

world Updated: Aug 02, 2012 03:22 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis

China has said that India deploying the supersonic missile BrahMos along the border of Arunachal Pradesh was a matter of concern.

A commentary in the state-run Global Times indicated that the Chinese authorities were worried that India had deployed three groups of the 290-km-range cruise missile.

"The concern is because India has declared the deployment of three groups of these missiles to enhance deterrence," the commentary said.

The newspaper said: "Allegedly the new BrahMos missile regiment is equipped with the Block-III model which has a wide-angle plunging capacity and is capable of striking behind mountains. Government of India has approved the deployment of this missile system on the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control. It has also approved large-scale construction of military facilities in Arunachal Pradesh."

It even quoted an article in Pakistan's Karachi Tribune, saying: "India is afraid of China's formidable military threat and the possibility of defeat in the next border war and so spared no expense to develop Brahmos."