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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Singha » 17 May 2017 15:34

Sources told The Tribune that an all-weather 255 km road connecting Darbuk in eastern Ladakh to DBO will be ready by 2017 and its progress is being monitored from South Block in Delhi.

The road between Leh and Darbuk exists, beyond that it’s dodgy. In winter, Army vehicles use frozen Shyok river to cross over. In summer, that option is ruled out as water flow from snow melt is rapid. Troops on induction have to cross a high-pass on foot.
The previous road — built at a cost of Rs320 crore and constructed between 2000 and 2012 — was too close to the Shyok and got washed away. Around 160 km of it is being re-aligned to make it access in every weather.

The DBO sits just 10 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in Aksai Chin. The IAF carries out landing of its transport planes on mud-paved advanced landing ground at the DBO. The road will dominate the LAC in Aksai Chin. The Indian and Chinese Army have had face-offs in 2013 and 2014 in the area.

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Postby Singha » 17 May 2017 15:36

1 mech/armour brigade with organic rudras/LCH and supporting artillery regiments will be 500tons of supplies needed daily.
how many trucks you have on road to the drop off point from depots in Leh and manali side depends on the quality of the roads ... a slow 20kmph type road will need more trucks to keep the supply chain pipe full with daily drops. empty trucks will returning making for busy 2 way traffic

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby SriJoy » 18 May 2017 00:09

kapilrdave wrote:
SriJoy wrote:
For example, you say Manasarovar should be one of our core objectives. Well fine, but if it is to ever become our 'core objective', then we need to start defining what the border around this 'core objective' would look like.

You are right about defining the borders. From the practicality POV, we should not mind gifting Mansarovar to Nepal. That way it will be a very small stretch of the border for Nepal than India's. Nepal in any case is well and truly part of the Akhand Bharat. So it should not be an issue for us.


If it is a 'very small stretch' of the border, then Manosarovar becomes like VaishnoDevi, sitting just a few kms from the border and always under threat.
Ergo, not a 'core' but right on the frontline. We cannot have the idea of some location being a 'core issue' and then just drawing a border 15kms from it. That is asking to fail, since no hostile power will leave alone a 'core issue' of its nemesis that is right at the border.

No, if Manasarovar is to be ours (or enter our fold via Nepal), the border with China cannot be just mere kilometers from Manasarovar or Kailash.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby kapilrdave » 19 May 2017 15:00

^^ Having Mansarovar into India/Nepal's border is the minimum we should aim. If Mansarovar comes into frontline, so be it. It will not be the first important place to be on the border (Punjab?). It is not part of us anyways at the moment. It's a holy place of Hindus and we must be able to reach there more easily and cheaply. On top of that, it's our pride.

In any case what we are supposed to achieve by winning the war with China apart from protecting our existing border? What is there for us if we don't snatch some of the territories back? The Mansarovar is the most useful place for the ordinary citizen apart from some militarily important posts.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby shiv » 19 May 2017 21:09

Chinese roads and presence in Aksai Chin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-CKlBQdWTI

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Postby SriJoy » 19 May 2017 21:48

kapilrdave wrote:^^ Having Mansarovar into India/Nepal's border is the minimum we should aim. If Mansarovar comes into frontline, so be it. It will not be the first important place to be on the border (Punjab?). It is not part of us anyways at the moment. It's a holy place of Hindus and we must be able to reach there more easily and cheaply. On top of that, it's our pride.

In any case what we are supposed to achieve by winning the war with China apart from protecting our existing border? What is there for us if we don't snatch some of the territories back? The Mansarovar is the most useful place for the ordinary citizen apart from some militarily important posts.


You misunderstand me. If we aim for the minimum, our achievement are at best, minimum. If we are to treat the Manosarovar as a holy place and pilgrimage destination, we cannot have it as a war-zone. I am sure its preferable to not have a mass visited civilian site few kms from the border of a hostile nation. In case of Punjab or Kashmir, we did not have a choice. In an offensive war, the choice is ours. I am not saying give up on Manosarovar, i am saying, if we have plans for it, we need to be realistic about this 'core issue' and cannot just settle for the immediate hills around Manosarovar- the border would need to be 200-odd kms away from it to be a secure zone. My aim is to investigate the potential for such a border zone.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Prasad » 19 May 2017 23:29

While their airlift capability is yet to be put to the test, a lot of shivering arises out of that long long railway line. If hostilities begin, what is to stop us from raining missiles to drop a dozen bridges between Nagqu and Lhasa. Nagqu has a massive logistics facility right next to the railway station too.

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Postby shiv » 20 May 2017 06:59

An air warrior says - stop crapping in your chaddis..
http://epaper.indianexpress.com/c/19176147
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Postby shiv » 28 May 2017 07:53

Airbus starts building helicopter plant in China
QINGDAO, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Airbus Group's helicopter manufacturing arm began construction of its first assembly line for commercial aircraft in China Saturday.

The plant, located in the city of Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province, will be jointly operated by Airbus Helicopters and Qingdao United General Aviation Company.

The plant will be completed in 2018 and is designed to produce 18 H135 helicopters a year, but capacity could be further raised according to demand, company sources said.

The first aircraft is likely to be rolled out in 2019.

Airbus Helicopters CEO Guillaume Faury said the assembly line demonstrated a commitment to cooperation with China's rapidly growing aviation industry.

The H135 is a popular light helicopter in China, mainly used in medical aid, rescue, police surveillance, fire fighting and tourism.


The H135 has a hover ceiling of 12000 feet as per Airbus' own brochure - so this is unlikely to appear soon in the border areas, supplying troops.
http://airbushelicoptersinc.com/product ... ations.asp

Tibet has an average altitude of over 4000 meters. But this is an example of Airbus investment for "make in China". It is up to us to speculate on how this "screwdrivergiri" will help China

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

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Postby shiv » 07 Jun 2017 22:23

More than 100 men killed in military plane crash in Myanmar
More than 100 men were killed after a medium size medium range transport aircraft Shaanxi Y-8produced by Shaanxi Aircraft Corporation crashed in Myanmar.

Sources in the Myanmar Ministry of Defence confirmed the Shaanxi Y8F200W crashed into Andaman Sea near Dawei.

A Myanmar air force Shaanxi Y8F200W (number 5820) went missing at 1.35pm local time (7:05am UK time) as it flew from Myeik to Yangon, the country’s army said. An anonymous airport source said 105 people and 11 crew were on board at the time. Some source reported that on board were 102 people and 6 crew.

The Shaanxi Y-8 is a medium-size, medium-range transport aircraft designed and manufactured by China’s Shaanxi Aircraft Company.

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In 2016, the Myanmar Air Force has received new Shaanxi Y8F200W tactical transport aircraft from China.

The two Y8F200W tactical transport aircraft developed by AVIC Shaanxi Corporation arrived at the Mingaladon Airport in Myanmar on March 19, 2016. The Y-8 is a medium-size, mid-range transport aircraft with a capacity for carrying 88 passengers and 20 tons of cargo during 7.3 hours of autonomous.


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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Philip » 08 Jun 2017 12:33

The good AM should read what we've been saying for decades.The so-called South China Sea in reality should be renamed as the "Indo-China Sea",as that region ,landmass including Vietnam,Cambodia,Laos,etc.,has been called that for centuries.China cannot object as "China" is also mentioned!

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby deejay » 08 Jun 2017 13:49

shiv wrote:Airbus starts building helicopter plant in China
QINGDAO, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Airbus Group's helicopter manufacturing arm began construction of its first assembly line for commercial aircraft in China Saturday.

The plant, located in the city of Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province, will be jointly operated by Airbus Helicopters and Qingdao United General Aviation Company.

The plant will be completed in 2018 and is designed to produce 18 H135 helicopters a year, but capacity could be further raised according to demand, company sources said.

The first aircraft is likely to be rolled out in 2019.

Airbus Helicopters CEO Guillaume Faury said the assembly line demonstrated a commitment to cooperation with China's rapidly growing aviation industry.

The H135 is a popular light helicopter in China, mainly used in medical aid, rescue, police surveillance, fire fighting and tourism.


The H135 has a hover ceiling of 12000 feet as per Airbus' own brochure - so this is unlikely to appear soon in the border areas, supplying troops.
http://airbushelicoptersinc.com/product ... ations.asp

Tibet has an average altitude of over 4000 meters. But this is an example of Airbus investment for "make in China". It is up to us to speculate on how this "screwdrivergiri" will help China


Similar deal for Bell 407, assured sale of 100 helicopters.

H135 design has failed in the commercial market everywhere else. Airbus brochure figures! Shiv ji.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby venug » 13 Jun 2017 03:21

China deploys new tank in Tibet, near India border
Chinese news site Guancha reported Monday Beijing is increasing military buildup in Tibet in a show of force designed to deter the Indian military.

Guancha stated the Xinqingtan's technology and firepower is "far more advanced" than the Russia-made T-90S tanks deployed by India.
Light-duty main battle tanks with commensurate firepower are also being tested in Tibet, but the report did not provide details on the tanks, including whether they were the VT-5, a light-duty tank Beijing displayed at the Zhuhai Air Show in Guangdong Province in November.

The Xinqingtan includes a 105-millimeter tank gun, a 35-millimeter grenade launcher and a 12.7-millimeter machine gun.

The guns have already been adjusted to a high angle so they are ready for mountain operations, according to the report.

The tank is relatively light at 35-38 tons. It produces 1,000 horsepower on an 8V150-type engine.

In 2016, Beijing was placing more missiles and fighter jets along the India border, according to Kanwa Asian Defense, a news site specializing in military developments.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby ArjunPandit » 13 Jun 2017 03:55

What Mountain strike corps needs
Few items missing from the list are
1. Harry potter broomsticks and Floo powder for better mobility
2. Phoenix wands & Laser Guns/Sabres for offensive
3. Patronus charm for defense against artillery
4. Possibly iron man suits for multipurpose units

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Gagan » 13 Jun 2017 04:13


I hope those tanks can withstand the T-72 shells, because India has deployed improved T-72 Ajeyas in Ladakh

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Postby ArjunPandit » 13 Jun 2017 05:02

Gagan wrote:

I hope those tanks can withstand the T-72 shells, because India has deployed improved T-72 Ajeyas in Ladakh

1. I did a quick search on the tank name, no mention of this tank so far by google, apart from this news article
2. Article states that tank has 105MM MIC(Made in china) gun, as compared to T72 that has 125M smoothbore gun
3. At the time of its introduction from arc of the T-72 could withstand any 105 mm munitions at ranges greater than 500 m.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Gagan » 13 Jun 2017 08:53

Its alright,
The chinese haven't fought a war in a while...
They send gay soldiers with well pressed suits to parades.

Probably too busy boot polishing and practising for their parades, if hey don't, there'll be "loss of face"

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Postby ArjunPandit » 13 Jun 2017 10:16

Our T72s should also face similar threat, probably in larger numbers.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby chandrasekaran » 13 Jun 2017 16:57

:ROFL

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby chandrasekaran » 13 Jun 2017 16:57

:rotfl: :rotfl:

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby shiv » 26 Jun 2017 21:30

Posting a 2011 article for my own reference
http://www.idsa.in/system/files/5_3_ShailenderArya.pdf

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Postby sivab » 26 Jun 2017 22:05

https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/sta ... 4677604352

Global Times‏Verified account @globaltimesnews

#Indian troops’ provocation in border areas has violated Sino-Indian consensus and endangered peace: Chinese MoD

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Philip » 27 Jun 2017 18:40

The video-clip shown on telly from last night simply terrifies me! Chinese troops invading Indian territory.Fire-breathing dragon troops what?
Er..not so.
The telly clips graphically showed the argie-bargie between Chinko and Indian troops was simply hilarious.Their puny warriors certainly did not come from the Shao-Lin temple.They were squeezed,squashed and smothered by our beefy ...oops! wrong word to use,majestic mountain men,who shrugged them off as if they were fallen twigs.The best part was the constipated looks on the faces of the Chinkos,as they just couldn't break free from the strangelholds of our merry men.

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Postby ArjunPandit » 27 Jun 2017 19:00

^^^no no philip that's the (f)art of war, appear weak when strong

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Karthik S » 27 Jun 2017 19:00

Is there a way we can try to get a naval base and an airstrip in Northern Viet? It's 300 km from hainan islands and 650 km from HK as a counter measure to Cheen's Bhutan highway strategy.

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Postby shiv » 27 Jun 2017 19:56

Karthik S wrote:Is there a way we can try to get a naval base and an airstrip in Northern Viet? It's 300 km from hainan islands and 650 km from HK as a counter measure to Cheen's Bhutan highway strategy.

China is strong in the Hainan area. They are not so strong in Tibet. We can dominate them. The Bhutan bullying is an anomaly - actually China (which cannot be trusted) settled its borders with Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan with no fuss but kept the pot boiling with India the mofos. In fact the lines that they rejected with India the accepted with Myanmar

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Postby Cain Marko » 28 Jun 2017 04:11

Karthik S wrote:Is there a way we can try to get a naval base and an airstrip in Northern Viet? It's 300 km from hainan islands and 650 km from HK as a counter measure to Cheen's Bhutan highway strategy.


Time to sell Prithvis to Taiwan or at least offer them.....just to cause some burn...

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby vasu raya » 28 Jun 2017 07:09

If occupied Tibet is in their control, we should do the 'show of hand' in the IOR, the other option being trade repercussions on Chinese goods, nothing Chinese gets processed at the Indian ports until they allow the pilgrimage

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Postby shiv » 28 Jun 2017 07:35

The pilgrimage issue should not be mixed with other issues. Kailash Manasarovar is sacred to Buddhists as well and tourists from Japan/Thailand too will use the route via India. The route through China is arduous and requires permissions. It is a high altitude area and evacuation into India is the shortest route to get to low altitude in case of altitude sickness. The Chinese are trying to make Southern Tibet (including Linzhi (Nyingchi province) and Ngari province (- an adjacent province in which Kailash Manasarovar lies) into tourist attractions and will not want to be seen as tourist unfriendly. In fact it is they who are getting their knickers in a knot and kicking up a needless fuss. We need to be cool and not overreact with knee jerk, over-dramatic measures.

The Chinese have even built airfields in Nyingchi and Ngari which are 15 km and 60 km from the Indian border and both above 4000 meters up. The military potential of these is doubtful - and they are being promoted as tourist spots. Let us see how long they do that. Tibet actually needs lots of subsidies from mainland China and tourism is one of the few revenue raising industries. If they want to kill their own tourism - let it be their problem. If we divert attention to some area 3000 km away we will be scoring a self goal

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby kapilrdave » 28 Jun 2017 18:19

Philip wrote:The video-clip shown on telly from last night simply terrifies me! Chinese troops invading Indian territory.Fire-breathing dragon troops what?
Er..not so.
The telly clips graphically showed the argie-bargie between Chinko and Indian troops was simply hilarious.Their puny warriors certainly did not come from the Shao-Lin temple.They were squeezed,squashed and smothered by our beefy ...oops! wrong word to use,majestic mountain men,who shrugged them off as if they were fallen twigs.The best part was the constipated looks on the faces of the Chinkos,as they just couldn't break free from the strangelholds of our merry men.


I need to show that video to the kids at my home to teach how to fight in civil manner :mrgreen: .

That video reveals how far fetched the scare is that has been spread by armchair generals about Indo-china border. The 'analysts' write rims and rims of papers about how a nuclear war between the two great powers can break out anytime soon.

But from that video, it looks like the next escalation point for either army would be to start punching directly on the other's nose, then the next escalation point would be kicking the jewels... and so on.... :rotfl: . We have a looong way to go before we can teach a lesson :(( .

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby yensoy » 28 Jun 2017 21:05

shiv wrote:The Chinese have even built airfields in Nyingchi and Ngari which are 15 km and 60 km from the Indian border and both above 4000 meters up. The military potential of these is doubtful - and they are being promoted as tourist spots. Let us see how long they do that. Tibet actually needs lots of subsidies from mainland China and tourism is one of the few revenue raising industries. If they want to kill their own tourism - let it be their problem. If we divert attention to some area 3000 km away we will be scoring a self goal


Shiv, you are wrong on the intent of the Nyingchi airfield. This is definitely a military airfield cloaked as civilian. It has very much been built for rapid troop and equipment deployment. Tibet is already a far fetched destination for the ordinary Chinese, not many have been there or even intend to go there (compare with the hordes of mainlanders visiting Thailand, even the USA); travel within Tibet is highly restricted even for Chinese and Linzhi is far out of the way (unless the intent is to go such a place).

Sichuan Airlines is operated by the PLA. Look at who primarily flies into LZY.

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Postby shiv » 28 Jun 2017 22:32

yensoy wrote:Shiv, you are wrong on the intent of the Nyingchi airfield. This is definitely a military airfield cloaked as civilian.

Look at it on a map. It is 15 km from the border - within the reach of Indian artillery. And it is also 3000 meters up in the mountains. It is a bad choice for a military airfield no matter what anyone thinks. If the balloon goes up that airfield will be cratered in the first hours of war. its military utility will be only if we sit with our fingers in our Musharraf while transport planes land with troops. But even if they do they will be pounded. There are no direct roads to the border. They all have to head to the township and then get to the highways to the border

Chinese airfields of relevance to India
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJKc4AwM6KA

Also see this video and check where the roads are related to the airfield
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wUkKcSBtss
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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Prasad » 28 Jun 2017 22:36

Its right next to a river, in a valley and has no shelter for aircraft to hide.

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Postby shiv » 28 Jun 2017 22:38

Prasad wrote:Its right next to a river, in a valley and has no shelter for aircraft to hide.

True. Most South Tibet airfields are built on river valleys because that is the only really flat place in mountainous southern Tibet

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Postby vasu raya » 29 Jun 2017 03:17

Port operations are hit in Mumbai...wonder %wise how much is Chinese?

while agreed that a graded approach is needed, I haven't seen any news outlet shaming the Chinese in blocking the pilgrims who mostly consist of senior citizens visiting Kailash Manasarovar citing Security threat nor is there a mention of human rights violations, try that with Mecca and Medina for a change

Then there is no mention of turning back Chinese visitors to Both Gaya

However back in time they go their usual arguments of historically having ruled these areas won't hold good around Mount Kailash

Always had a question if we had profiled their army deployed along the LAC or in PoK and how many are from single child families vs what we see in the PoK where is there is oversupply of cannon fodder

About the bulldozer, is laying of mines around the posts especially old ones restricted for any reason?

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby yensoy » 29 Jun 2017 08:48

shiv wrote:
yensoy wrote:Shiv, you are wrong on the intent of the Nyingchi airfield. This is definitely a military airfield cloaked as civilian.

Look at it on a map. It is 15 km from the border - within the reach of Indian artillery. And it is also 3000 meters up in the mountains. It is a bad choice for a military airfield no matter what anyone thinks. If the balloon goes up that airfield will be cratered in the first hours of war. its military utility will be only if we sit with our fingers in our Musharraf while transport planes land with troops. But even if they do they will be pounded. There are no direct roads to the border. They all have to head to the township and then get to the highways to the border

Chinese airfields of relevance to India
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJKc4AwM6KA

Also see this video and check where the roads are related to the airfield
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wUkKcSBtss


When was the last time a shell or bullet was fired across the border? The point is not that this is or will be a base for fighters, rather it is part of the PLA supply lines. The local economy (if there is one) can't support the level of air service so this is basically for logistics/personnel support. It's a military economy out there. They aren't even growing grapes & dry fruits like the Xinjiangese.

BTW this is not necessarily directed at us, it's also directed at the Tibetan people.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby shiv » 29 Jun 2017 09:00

yensoy wrote:
When was the last time a shell or bullet was fired across the border? The point is not that this is or will be a base for fighters, rather it is part of the PLA supply lines. The local economy (if there is one) can't support the level of air service so this is basically for logistics/personnel support. It's a military economy out there. They aren't even growing grapes & dry fruits like the Xinjiangese.

BTW this is not necessarily directed at us, it's also directed at the Tibetan people.

Even tourism is directed at the Tibetan people. Nyingchi has become a sort of "Hill station" for rich Chinese. Ngari (town) is also being promoted that way because it is an insane place with Bangalore like temperatures year round - but sitting 4000 meters up in Tibet. That is also a garrison town.

In fact Nyingchi is a military headquarters. That said any airport can be used for military purposes, but the Nyingchi airfield is a poor apology for military transport because it is not only within range of guns and special forces - the actual supplies coming in and going out can be monitored in real time. Mobilization will require hundreds of flights coming in and those will be noticed well beforehand. That aside - an airfield at 3000 meters in the Himalayas has all the disadvantages of being hot and high in the mountains - so there will be flight and weight restrictions in the afternoons and evenings and in winter.

Lhasa is better protected by distance but worse by geography

The fact that "no shot has been fired" for a period of X years does not actually mean much and on this thread I have seen the same fact being used for diametrically opposite arguments, either as one that says that shots are unlikely to be fired (as you have done) or as a prediction that Indians are fooling themselves by saying that shots will not be fired and that when shots come we will be unprepared.


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