China recently deployed as many as 35 tanks to three separate locations along its unmarked Himalayan border with India, WION reported on Monday.
An estimated 30-35 Chinese tanks are stationed opposite three Indian military posts in the Rezang La and Rechin La mountain passes and near the Mukhosri area.
“The heights were captured by the Indian army on August 29 and 30 last year. The Chinese tanks are currently positioned against Indian positions,” according to WION, an Indian news site.
China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) deployed the “lightweight” tanks to the locations after the Indian Army deployed its own tanks to defend the strategic posts, located along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The LAC is India’s official name for its unmarked border with China. The two countries have been engaged in a standoff along the boundary since last summer when Chinese and Indian border troops clashed in a deadly skirmish