(TibetanReview.net, Dec08, 2016) – China is strengthening its military buildup in the two occupied territories of Tibet and Xinjiang (East Turkestan) across borders with India, reported UPI.com Dec 6, citing the Chinese-language media Kanwa Asian Defense whose news site specializes in military developments. It said China had placed more missiles and fighter jets, besides airborne early warning and control systems, along the two border regions.
Kanwa was reported to have quoted sources in the Indian navy and air force as saying Chinese troops had placed in Tibet the Jian-11, the Jian-10 and the Kongjing-500 fighter planes in rotational deployment.
And In the city of Korla in Xinjiang, China is seen as having deployed a troop responsible for the launch of midrange ballistic missiles, while in the oasis town of Hotan it had been deploying the J-10 and the strategic bomber H-6K, the report added.
The report cited unnamed sources as saying the large-scale military build-up was aimed at expanding a position of readiness in case of a confrontation with the Indian military.
The report cited Kanwa’s founder Andrei Chang as saying the military reinforcements were being deployed with a counteroffensive in mind.