Beijing deploys 100 truck-mounted howitzers at high altitude areas as India-China talks fail

China's most powerful howitzers join northwestern exercises amid border tensions.

China has deployed 100 advanced and long-range rocket launchers at its high-altitude borders amid a standoff with India.

A source told Hong Kong-based South China Post that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed over 100 PCL-181 light and truck mounted-howitzers to ramp up its defence for the winter season.

The move has come after the Indian Army enhanced its deployment of M777 ultra-light howitzers at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

India had recently added Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Heron I and ALH Dhruv choppers to its aviation brigade to counter China.

It is a twin-engine, multi-role, multi-mission new generation helicopter in the 5.5 ton weight class and is being used for quick mobilisation of troops.

From Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh, India shares a total of 1,346-km-long LAC with China.

India and China have been engaged in border standoff for the past 18 months.


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