Joy Basu – March 24, 2018
Chilling satellite images confirm both countries are pursuing wide-ranging buildups along four critical air bases to prepare for a “military confrontation”.
Images show India increasing the deployment of its premier Su-30MKI fighter jets at Bagdogra and Hasimara air bases in West Bengal.
The jets will soon be capable of striking land targets with the advanced BrahMos – the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world.
An “even greater level of activity” was visible of the Chinese air bases near Lhasa and Shigatse, according to US geopolitical intelligence company Stratfor.
China has moved it’s KJ-500 airborne early warning and command aircraft, components of the HQ-9 long-range surface-to-air missile system and Soar Dragon unmanned aerial vehicles at Shigatse Peace Airport.