Recently an article from a newspaper “GLOBAL TIMES” published, China’s army is incapable of fighting at high altitudes/mountains.
China does not allow its media to say anything against the ruling government, resulting in the imprisonment of the reporter. It is not the first time anyone from china is facing this kind of repercussions.
China knows its weakness, and to compensate for it, they are building bullet train connections and have activated S-400 missiles.
Comparing India, on the other hand, has become very efficient post-1970 of fighting at high altitudes.
Comparing India & China:
China’s army personnel find it hard to sustain in extreme climatic conditions. They have to change their shifts very rapidly. The training of India’s soldiers is arduous, and their training makes them so strong emotionally and physically that they can easily survive in these extreme climatic conditions.
After the defeat in the war in 1962, India realized the need to specialize its soldiers in mountain fighting. For this, India started preparing special troops, who can easily survive at higher altitudes.
China’s Bullet train across the border:
China is well aware of India’s army efficiency. Developing bullet train connectivity around the borders shows the fear of China. It is also to create a sense of fear in India. China is not leaving any effort to show its superiority.
Developing bullet train connections will be a great advantage to China for the import and export of ammunition and exchanging of soldiers at a faster pace.
In India, the development of bullet trains is at a slow pace.
What is India Doing?
Although China has activated S400 missiles, India is having S300 missiles, which China doesn’t have because China is not part of MTCR.
The countries not being a part of MTCR suffers a drawback. It is not permissible to buy missiles ranging more than 300km in comparison to their neighboring countries that are not part of this organization.
Therefore, it can be a sigh of relief for India. By Dec 2021, India will acquire S400 missiles.
AGNI PRIME MISSILE
India is testing the Agni Prime missile, though it is already in India, but, this time the range is increased to 1000-1500km. They are easy to carry by loading them into a canister.
CANISTER: It is typically a round or cylindrical container, helps in storing things like missiles based on their dimension.
India’s reaction to the action:
On observing the increase in activities of Chinese soldiers across the border, India is keeping an eye on the help of the “Chinook” helicopter.
This helicopter can easily carry 100-200 soldiers. The advantage of using these helicopters is, they take and carry the damaged armed equipment ranging from helicopters, missiles to tanks.
These helicopters are very heavy because they have to carry big equipment, the regions where snowfalls heavily, this helicopter because of its weight might sink.
To avoid this malfunctioning, engineers added four flat plates kind of thing on all four edges of the helicopter, which helps in increasing the surface area.
And more the surface area, less will be the pressure applied on the ground. It will help in not letting it sink.
What is Theatre command of India?
India is trying to develop its first theatre command. Basically, when there is a war and the army is not capable of counter-attack because of continuous attacks of the opponent army, then, airforce is called for help.
In practicality, this procedure takes time because it needs permission from higher officials, leading to severe casualties.
Theatre command here will help to abstain from this procedure, and all the three forms of an army can co-ordinate with each other on the ground level.
China might be trying its level best to prove its competency. But, India is also not leaving any void. From having capable arms and ammunitions to installing OTH Radar, we are standing with our heads high!