India's move to deploy BrahMos cruise missiles in Arunachal as a deterrent against China has provoked a sharp response from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).Did China just lay the groundwork for a preemptive strike against India's missile complexes? A serious threat to Tibet and Yunnan provinces?
The NDA government had given the final go-ahead for the Army to induct and deploy an advanced version of the BrahMos missile for mountain warfare in the northeast earlier this month.
The PLA’s official mouthpiece, the PLA Daily, has warned India that doing so could attract countermeasures from China and bring “a negative influence” to “stability” of border areas.
“India deploying supersonic missiles on the border has exceeded its own needs for self-defense and poses a serious threat to China’s Tibet and Yunnan provinces,” said the commentary, published this weekend in the PLA’s influential official newspaper.
I really don't understand the Chinese. In Africa and the Middle East they're extremely accommodating, but in their own backyard they're throwing their weight around. To be a bit clearer they're willing to work with third world nations without threats or bravado but when it comes to nations that equal or almost equal their military might they seem to be much more aggressive.
We probably won't see an all out fight but border flare ups are inevitable. I wonder if the Chinese are familiar with Sikh Warrior tradition?