India monitors Chinese troops in Ladakh, Beijing has the potential to destroy S-400
NEW DELHI, MOSCOW, (BM) – India is closely monitoring the concentration of Chinese troops in strategically important areas on the line of actual control in eastern Ladakh, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Indian military source, cited by TASS.
“The Indian army deployed additional troops and arms in the region to prevent a further invasion of China on Indian territory in the strategically important area of Depsang Bulge,” the source quoted the publication as saying. “Three Indian infantry divisions with a strength of 10-12 thousand soldiers each, as well as tanks and artillery. Indian Air Force fighters make regular patrol flights over Ladakh. “
According to Indian data, the People’s Liberation Army of China has also deployed a military group along the line of actual control in Ladakh, consisting of motorized rifle and mechanized divisions. Chinese troops are building a new fortified camp and observation posts in the Galvan River Valley on the line of the unmarked border with India, where clashes between the two countries took place in June.
According Russian military experts the Chinese army has the ptential to destroy Indian S-400 air defense missile systems, Night Courier reports.
China has weapons that can bypass the Russian S-400 and destroy a given target. According to the expert in a large-scale conflict with India, they are ready to ruthlessly destroy the unique Russian S-400 systems that New Delhi wants to buy from Russia.
Dongfeng-41 strategic missile systems, the state of armament in China, are indeed now a danger to India. They can not only be deployed in a matter of hours at virtually any power, but also launch missiles that can develop hypersonic speed.
In particular, the flight speed of a hypersonic warhead reaches 31.5 thousand kilometers per hour. Russian S-400s can intercept targets flying at a maximum of 17.2 thousand kilometers per hour, which is almost half the capacity of DongFeng.
Military analysts say that India is aware of the consequences of a possible large-scale military conflict with China, so it is unlikely that it will increase confrontation.
As we reported on June 22 India asks Russia to speed up the delivery of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system [SAM) against the backdrop of worsening relations with China.
The Government of India has begun to fill the gaps in the country’s defenses by stockpiling and completing procurement. The country is preparing for the worst-case scenario, including a war on two fronts, according to the Indian The Economic Times.
India is interested in accelerating the delivery of Russian S-400 Triumph. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will discuss such an opportunity during a three-day visit to Russia. An urgent need arose due to tensions on the Sino-Indian border.
Moscow has postponed the delivery of air defense systems worth $ 5.4 billion until December 2021 due to the proliferation of COVID-19. India paid for the purchase of the S-400 last year.
China, which has strong strategic cooperation with Russia, has already acquired an air defense system. This fact only adds to the problems for India. According to the sources of the Indian newspaper, the Armed Forces of the country were ordered to be prepared for any surprises.
India seeks to explore the distribution of supplies. An accelerated schedule can be developed taking into account the historical military relations between the two countries.
Another key issue for discussion with Russia is the reliability of supplies. The agenda of the Minister of Defense of India consists of two parts. The first is to speed up the procurement of spare parts for the Sukhoi and MiG aviation formations in the country.
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