With the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) deploying close to 50,000 troops in Aksai Chin, the Indian Army for the first time has deployed a squadron (12) T-90 missile firing tanks, armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and a full troop brigade (4,000 men) at Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) to prevent any Chinese aggression from the Shaksgam-Karakoram pass axis, according to top military commanders familiar with the matter.
H/T: Hindustan Times
While India and China have decided to first totally disengage and then de-escalate from the area, the Indian Army is not only matching troop strength but also keenly watching the PLA deployment of tanks, air defence radars and surface to air missiles in Aksai Chin.
Satellite images with India reveal continued Chinese military build-up in Tibet and Aksai Chin areas— Snehesh Alex Philip (@sneheshphilip) July 27, 2020
According to an assessment, Chinese appear to be getting ready for long & harsh winters
Hence Indian Army cautious about the disengagement process.https://t.co/hgE8DpvfZl
LAC row: India denies China’s claim of complete disengagement at most locations | India News https://t.co/KjHuRjrDr5— The RoleBuild (@rolebuild) July 28, 2020
China Deploys 50,000 Troops In Aksai-Chin; India Moves-In T-90 Tanks, M-777 Howitzershttps://t.co/IlJvbG4YWT— A China Observer (@AChinaObserver) July 28, 2020
India deployed missile-firing T-90 tanks at the outpost near Karakoram Pass. Indian army, for the first time has deployed armoured personnel carriers & a brigade of 4,000 men at Daulat Beg Oldi. M777 155mm howitzers & 130 mm guns. Stop China from Shaksagam-Karakoram pass axis. pic.twitter.com/4gairOjTc3— Eagle Eye (@SortedEagle) July 27, 2020
“I don’t care if it costs me my political career, but I will state the truth as far as the Indian territory is concerned,” Rahul Gandhi said https://t.co/GP5JCLm7dZ— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) July 27, 2020