Army readies for China threat
The Chinese have escalated their aggressive designs on the country’s border areas and the Indian Army is prepared to face the threat.Updated: Aug 30, 2010 00:47 IST
The Chinese have escalated their aggressive designs on the country’s border areas and the Indian Army is prepared to face the threat.
The Army has activated its airfields along the Line of Actual Control and enhanced its military presence and capabilities in the area.
The roads to these airfields have been upgraded.
The Chinese influence has expanded from the Line of Actual Control (with India) to the Northern Areas of Pakistan.
The People’s Liberation Army is building infrastructure in Gilgit and Baltistan (Northern Areas) with Pakistan’s encouragement.
The New York Times’ disclosure on Saturday that there are 11,000 Chinese troops in Gilgit-Baltistan is a “developing story” for the Indian Army, sources said.
The sources added that they were aware of what was going on.
The issue has been discussed and a strategic response worked out based on the apprehension that the threat would manifest itself by 2020.
Silence was being deliberately maintained, sources told Hindustan Times.
“The defence is supplemented by modern surveillance means,” a source said.
First Published: Aug 29, 2010 23:00 IST