bhavik wrote: <SNIP>
I think rather than PR Aspect ... this is signal from chinis to us ""that we have barracks and soldiers armed and well prepared with definite advantage in infrastructure and facilities. We shall always have upper hand as long as your lazy politicians and army heads are sleeping .. Don't you dare oppose us .. ""
While the PLA needs to be lauded for infra projects in Tibet, I'm not sure how this barrack thing (assuming it for regular acco and not medical cases), is a bad thing.
The whole idea of acclimitization of troops before operational deployment is to ensure their survival and fitness in these areas. Without acclimitization, those soldiers are "patients in waiting". What will the PLA do if there is shooting match tomorrow? How will these soldiers, used to staying in these barracks, be able to suddenly move about and fight in the rarefied and high alt. battlefield - against troops who'd be properly accilimitized for vagaries of nature at such alt.
And what about them having to face the Ladakh Scouts - the uncrowned kings and Mountain Warfare champions?
Seems another PR stunt to me.