24.6 C
New Delhi
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

India deploys 100 tanks in Ladakh to match China’s built up in occupied Tibet

Ladakh_tanks(TibetanReview.net, Jul21, 2016) – In order to ensure a level of parity with the Chinese built up in neighbouring occupied Tibet, India has deployed around a hundred Russian made T-72 tanks in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, ibtimes.co.uk Jul 19.

China had matched its build up with aggressive posturing which saw a number of border intrusions in recent years, including a few serious ones which required diplomatic interactions between Beijing and New Delhi. The report said the deployment of the T-72 tanks in the remote mountainous region was directly aimed at challenging what India sees as Beijing’s aggressive stance in the border area.

The report noted that the latest incursion by the PLA (ie, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army) was on Mar 8 this year when Chinese troops entered almost six km near the Pangong lake area of Ladakh region. It added that the move was thwarted by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The Chinese went back after a two-hour verbal duel with their Indian counterpart.

The report noted that this was the second time in history that India had deployed the T-72 tanks in the Himalayan region. The first was in 1962 during the Indo-China war, when the Indian Army airdropped five tanks in Ladakh, which has seen frequent incursions by the People’s Liberation Army of China.

The report noted that the first deployment took place in 2014, with the second one happening in 2015 to be followed by a third this year, resulting in the formation of a full tank brigade.

Related Articles

China has honoured four dead, one wounded from the Jun’20 Galwan valley clash with Indian troops

(TibetanReview.net, Feb19’21) – China has honoured two officers and three soldiers, including four who received the awards posthumously, for defending what it...

‘India and China were on brink of war on Aug 31 in jostle for strategic heights’

(TibetanReview.net, Feb18’21) – India and China were on the brink of war on Aug 31 as they jostled to gain control over...

Simultaneously disengagement of troops signal end to months-long Sino-Indian standoff at Ladakh border

(TibetanReview.net, Feb11’21) – The armies of China and India have started to disengage simultaneously on Feb 10 after months-long border standoff at...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

6,190FansLike
705FollowersFollow
7,109FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

China curbed foreign journalists’ work on Covid-19 pretexts, used some as pawns in diplomatic disputes

(TibetanReview.net, Mar01’21) – Foreign journalists working in China have seen a "rapid decline in media freedom" in 2020 with Beijing using coronavirus...

Chinese gov’t exaggerating its role in poverty elimination?

(TibetanReview.net, Mar01’21) – China’s claim that it has lifted 100 million people out of poverty and eliminated absolute poverty needs to be...

India aims to inoculate 300 million people against Covid-19 by Aug’21

(TibetanReview.net, Mar01’21) – New global Covid-19 cases have been dropping for six consecutive weeks while in India daily increase in new cases...

China calls its rights record best in history as UN rights chief adds to growing criticisms

(TibetanReview.net, Feb27’21) – The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said Feb 26 that China was restricting basic civil and...

Chinese state hackers employ malicious Firefox extension to target exile Tibetans

(TibetanReview.net, Feb27’21) – Chinese Communist Party-backed hackers have been carrying out low-level phishing campaigns against the Tibetan diaspora since Mar 2020, reported...