India and China recently held a special military dialogue. During this, India has clearly expressed strong objection to the recent violation of airspace by Dragon. An Indian military delegation led by a Major General held a meeting with counterparts of the People’s Liberation Army at the Chushul-Moldo border in eastern Ladakh on Tuesday. During this, Dragon has been advised to control the Chinese fighters flying close to the LAC.
An Air Commodore from the operational wing of the IAF was included in the Indian delegation to discuss the increased Chinese air activity in the region especially since June. Let us tell you that Chinese fighters often enter the 10-km no-fly zone along the LAC.
The last lieutenant-general-rank corps commander-rank talks between India and China were held on July 17. There was no concrete progress in ending the military standoff on patrol.
China has also taken an aggressive stance in the Taiwan Strait after the visit of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this week. Chinese fighters have fired several rounds of ballistic missiles. In the meantime crossing the “middle line”.
On an average, two-three Chinese fighter flights per day take place near the LAC in eastern Ladakh. All such incidents trigger the activation of air defense measures by the Indian Air Force. India has kept its Mirage-2000 and MiG-29 fighter aircraft ready at the front. They have been deployed since the border dispute with China two years ago.
According to a TOI report, a source said, “There is no such strict pattern, but Chinese air activity, including reconnaissance aircraft, will certainly increase significantly along the 3,488-km-long LAC in eastern Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh areas. Has been.”
This is a direct result of China’s systematic upgrade of all its major airports like Hotan, Kashgar, Gargunsa and Shigatse in front of India in the last two years. Extended runways, stern shelter or blast pens and fuel storage facilities at these airbases mean that the PLA-Air Force can now deploy more J-11 and J-8 fighters, long-range bombers and reconnaissance aircraft.
India, on its part, is putting all its airports on high operational alert, including the Sukhoi-30MKI, MiG-29, Mirage-2000 and Jaguar fighter jets two years ago.
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