Nov. 22, 2020, 9:51 a.m.
Leh: Even as China is engaged in talks with India to resolve the border dispute in Ladakh, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is upgrading and installing radars swiftly along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in a bid to counter the Indian Army.
India and China are engaged in military and diplomatic talks to resolve the eight-month standoff at the LAC in Ladakh.
The Indian Army and PLA have engaged in a total of eight rounds of talks at the corps commander level. The ninth round of talks is scheduled to be held soon.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China has started installing radars from Ladakh to Sikkim, apart from aggressively developing other infrastructure along the LAC.
The PLA has built a medium-sized building along with an adjacent watch tower at Yecheng along the LAC.
The PLA has increased the number of radars in the area along the LAC to four from the earlier three.
The radar site at Pali and Phari Kyarang La opposite Sikkim across the LAC, is located two kilometers west of Kyarang La. This site comprises four radars.
China is also aggressively developing other infrastructure all along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), including near the Karakoram Pass and at Rechin La near the disputed areas at the LAC in Ladakh.
The PLA is also building permanent integrated habitable infrastructure – which China calls model villages -.at several places across the LAC.