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