China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has reportedly stationed advanced rocket launchers above 17,000 feet in the western theatre command.
Let’s look into the map to understand in which part the launchers has deployed.
In the southern part of Xinjiang China has deployed the Rocket Launchers. It is the first time that the PLA has confirmed the deployment of long-range rocket systems to the border with India. However the range isn’t that clear, few reports are saying 250-300Km. China said they want to make sure that they are safe from the sudden attack.
What are the main concerns,
The concern will be with the roads & bridges Near to the border. China continues to have a platoon-level strength each, along with vehicles at two friction points, Patrolling Point 15 (PP15) in Hot Springs, and PP17A near Gogra Post.
The area lies close to Kongka Pass, one of the main passes, which, according to China marks the boundary between India and China.
India’s claim of the international boundary lies significantly east, as it includes the entire Aksai Chin area as well.