China is developing an airbase for combat aircraft operations in Shakche city of Xinjiang province close to the eastern Ladakh region while trying to clear borders in its fighter aircraft operations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India.
China continues to threaten India’s sovereignty by developing an airbase for fighter aircraft operations in Shakche city of China’s Xinjiang province, close to the eastern Ladakh region, for trying to change the existing Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India.
China added a new power to the Chinese Air Force in the border region of India:
In this regard, government sources said that the fighter aircraft base is between Kashgar and Hogan’s existing airbase, which has been conducting fighter aircraft operations along Indian borders for a long time. This new base for combat operations will fill the gap for the Chinese Air Force in the region. Sources said there is already an airbase in Shakche city, and it is being upgraded to operate fighter aircraft. They also said the base would be ready to use fighter aircraft soon, and work on it has been intensified.
Indian Army keeping a close watch on China:
Indian agencies are also keeping a close watch on an airfield near the Uttarakhand border in Barahoti with China, where the Chinese have brought a large number of crewless aerial vehicles that are continuously flying in the area. Recently, the Chinese Air Force conducted a summer exercise near the Indian territories and flights were carried out mainly by them from Hogan, Kashgar and Gar Gunsa airspaces. The Indian side took a closer look at the exercise, and the Indian side was at the peak of preparation during that period.
India deploys several fighter jets:
A saying on the Chinese Air Force is famous in terms of ability to attack. The Chinese Air Force has traditionally been weak in this part of the LAC with India, which has several airspaces in relatively short-range airspace with LAC. The Chinese side has further strengthened its air defence in the region by deploying its S400 air defence systems imported from Russia, while India has deployed many aircraft and monitoring systems to monitor the Chinese fighter aircraft fleet.
The Indian side has also deployed several fighter jets at Leh and other forward airports, taking on both China and Pakistan together from their bases in Ladakh. The deployment and operation of Rafale fighter jets at Ambala and Hashimara airbases have also boosted India’s preparedness against China.