China stacking border with India with advanced weapons?

There seems to be no end to the Sino-Indian border standoff as Beijing is trying to equip its Western high-altitude plateau regions with new weapons systems, said reports quoting Chinese Communist Party-run media

May 29, 2021
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There seems to be no end to the Sino-Indian border standoff as Beijing is trying to equip its Western high-altitude plateau regions with new weapons systems, said reports quoting Chinese Communist Party-run media.

According to a report in the Global Times, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) announced the deployment of new self-propelled rapid-fire mortars to conduct “mobile, hit-and-run firing positions".

The arrival of the self-propelled mortars are the fourth new type of weapons systems the PLA is bringing to the region, an effort including the addition of a new 122-millimeter caliber self-propelled howitzer, armored assault vehicles and long-range multiple rocket launcher systems, reports the news portal.

India and China were engaged in a border standoff along the LAC in eastern Ladakh since early May.

The clashes between troops of the two countries in the Galwan valley on June 15, claimed 20 Indian soldiers' lives.

The Chinese side also suffered massive casualties but they have yet not disclosed the figure (SAM)

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