26 June, 2022
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CHINA UPGRADED FIREPOWER ON LAC
China has expanded its troop accommodation within 100 km from the line of actual control in the western sector along with long-range artillery, rocket system, upgraded air defense system, expanded runways, and hardened blast pen to house fighter aircraft.
In 2020 the accommodation capacity was for 20,000 troops which has now been expanded to 1.2 lakh. They have also set up captive solar energy and small hydel power projects all along the LAC.
Updradation of air defense and airbases closer to LAC
In response, India too has significantly expanded its military capability and augmented infrastructure on its side of the LAC. India too has deployed Smerch MLRS and BrahMos cruise missile systems in Arunachal Pradesh closer to the LAC.
Why do face-offs occur?
Why has not the LAC been clarified?
India and China attach the highest importance to ensuring peace and tranquility in all areas of Sino-India border regions and referred to an affirmation about it by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in their two informal summits. At the summit, the two leaders also decided to issue “strategic guidance” to their militaries to strengthen communications so that they can build trust and understanding among themselves.
Source: The Hindu
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