While the Chinese Communist Party’s tabloid lapdog, Global Times continues to indulge in sly war-mongering by posting vague military drill videos and pictures on Twitter, not to mention photos of their attack infrastructure, India on the other hand is sending its best fighter aircraft and attack helicopters to the forward areas of Ladakh.
The Global Times on Wednesday and Thursday, lost their mind, and posted multiple videos and photos of their armed forces and military drills, in what they think can scare off India.
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) June 17, 2020
Chinese #PLA recently conducted intensive drills in multiple dimensions, including high altitude tank drills in Tibet, large-scale, long-distance maneuver and nighttime parachuting, following clashes between #China and #India in border region. https://t.co/OA6WL1sJAx pic.twitter.com/3jnTpBmJ77
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) June 18, 2020
Important here is to note the tweet by Global Times showing an attack helicopter ready to take off. Now while China indulges in psychological warfare against Indians, the Indian forces back home have already deployed their most sophisticated assets at forward bases, apart from giving the army a free hand, and raising the overall combat preparedness of all forces.
Military chopper and fighter jet activity seen in Leh, Ladakh pic.twitter.com/1OoeEIPgrw
— ANI (@ANI) June 19, 2020
In the pictures posted by ANI, the newly acquired Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and the MiG-29 fighter aircraft can be seen doing the rounds in Leh, Ladakh. The Indian Apaches come armed with AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles, AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles, 2.75″ rockets and a 30mm chain gun. The copters are part of the Gladiators squadron, based out of Pathankot, Punjab. The deployment of these lethal attack helicopters is a clear sign to China – we are capable of responding to any future Chinese misadventure in the region with pin-point precision and a record response time.
Apart from the Apaches, the Chinooks have also been deployed in the region to aid in quick transportation of forces and equipment, ThePrint reported. Further, the Mirage 2000 fighter jets have also been moved from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, to bases near Ladakh. It is important to note that the Mirage 2000 jets were used by the Indian Air Force last year during the Balakot air strikes. The jets have the ability to fly low, without being easily detected by enemy radars. The Su-30 MKI fighter jets are already present in the frontline areas of Ladakh, and can obliterate the enemy if need be, even before the aggressor realizes the jets have flown past them.
Air Chief Marshall, RKS Bhadauria said, “We are aware of the situation, be it on LAC or beyond, be it their air deployments, their posture & kind of deployments. We’ve full analysis & we’ve taken necessary action that we need to take to handle any contingency that may come up… Security scenario in our region mandates that our Armed Forces remain prepared & vigilant at all times. The development at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh is a small snapshot of what we are required to handle at short notice.”
We are aware of the situation, be it on LAC or beyond, be it their air deployments, their posture & kind of deployments. We've full analysis & we've taken necessary action that we need to take to handle any contingency that may come up: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria pic.twitter.com/Dvv781LVg3
— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2020
Meanwhile, the Indian Navy too has sent in additional assets into the Indian Ocean Region to counter the threat of a Chinese misadventure in the seas. Further, the IAF has also been given the green signal to go ahead with emergency purchase of 12 Su-30 MKI and 21 MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia.
It is therefore visible how India is leaving no stone unturned to take on the Chinese, while the state owned media of the CCP indulges in mediocre social media theatrics in a bid to scare India. Whether it be cosmetic drills or visuals of its strategic assets, China is truly behaving like a powerless and scared cat, growling incessantly, to no avail.