China continues to talk of a tense atmosphere in Ladakh through negotiations but is doing something along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which signals war. Indeed, China is upgrading arms and logistic support for its jawans along the border. The Western Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) comes under the Indo-China border. It is constantly increasing his weapons and building permanent barracks for soldiers to stay. In addition, is also upgrading winter clothing.
The Chinese military is taking this step with the troops and weapons when the India-China border dispute between LAC in East Ladakh has been going on for months. India has consistently opposed the presence of Chinese troops on LAC. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said last week that it presents a significant security challenge for India.
However, in the midst of all this, it is clear that the PLA is preparing itself for a stay in a cold place. In addition to heavy weapons, the PLA is focusing on deploying its jawans with light, precise walking weapons. At the same time, India-China is also expected to hold the eighth round of Corps Commander level next week in Ladakh.
According to reports published in Chinese government media, a new gun is expected to be given to replace the QBU-88 sniper rifle currently used by soldiers. The report says that in the extreme winter of the Tibetan plateau, there will also be an opportunity to test the performance of the rifle.
At the same time, not only weapons, the PLA is also taking other steps to keep its soldiers warm in the coming months. The PLA Daily Report states that the clothing supplier for the soldiers of the plateau border immediately produced batches of new cold-proof quilts. It is primarily designed for military officers and jawans, which are light and keep warm. The report says that very soon they will be handed over to all the jawans.