By Sarmad Ali
(Pak Destiny) China and India are at the brink of war.
According to the Press Trust of India the Chinese Army moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military hardware into the remote mountainous Tibet region after the standoff with Indian troops in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector.
“The vast haul was transported to a region south of the Kunlun Mountains in northern Tibet by the Western Theatre Command – which oversees the restive regions of Xinjiang and Tibet, and handles border issues with India,” it said.
The move took place late last month and involved hardware being moved simultaneously by road and rail from across the entire region, the report said.
China’s state-run media has stepped up its rhetoric against India in recent weeks but there was no way to confirm the veracity of such claims.
Early this week, state-run CCTV had broadcast People’s Liberation Army troops taking part in heavy military exercises using live ammunition on the Tibetan plateau.
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The location was not far from the disputed Doklam area where Chinese and Indian troops are locked in a standoff+ , the Hong-Kong based South China Morning Post reported.
Wang Dehua, an expert on South Asia studies at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, said the scale of the troop and equipment movement showed how much easier it is for China to defend its western borders.
“Military operations are all about logistics,” he said. “Now there is much better logistics support to the Tibet region.”
Chinese and Indian soldiers have been locked in a face- off in the Doklam area of the Sikkim sector for over a month after Indian troops stopped the Chinese army from building a road in the disputed area.
Pakistan is carefully watching the development and ready to extend its support to old friend China against India. – Pak Destiny