After Doklam, massive Chinese Air Force build-up in Tibet; missiles, UAV deployed

05 February 2018, 12:52 PM
After Doklam, China ups the ante in Tibet by deploying 51 fighter jets in last three weeks
After Doklam, China ups the ante in Tibet by deploying 51 fighter jets in last three weeks

Seems like the Chinese provocation has not ended yet and after the Doklam incident, the dragon has now started showing its evil designs in Tibet as well.

In a massive build-up of Air Force, China has deployed 51 fighter jets in Tibet over the last three weeks and sharply raised its fighter assets by 20 per cent, claimed the Congress.

Reacting to the development, the main Opposition party raised questions on country’s safety and asked Modi government to reveal the true picture to the nation.

According to the reports, there are 8 fighters in Lhasa-Gongka area including 22 Mi-17 helicopters, one KJ 500 airborne early warning (AEW) eye-in-the-sky aircraft and also, surface to air missile systems.

Chinese Air Force has also deployed 18 fighter jets in Tibet's in Hoping-Rikaze. Apart from the fighter jets, there are 4 J-10 aircraft, 10 J-11 and 4 JH-7 aircraft. There are also 11 Mi-17, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and surface to air missiles.

The development has surfaced days after India's announcement of the construction of a tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh. China falsely claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of Tibet.

First Published: Monday, February 05, 2018 12:14 PM
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