With tensions rising between China and India, New Delhi has deployed nearly 100 tanks to its eastern border.This! This is what I've been shouting about. Name the 3 natural enemies that China has in the region. Give up? Let me help you out...Vietnam, Japan and India.
The mountainous region of Ladakh, in northern India, lies in a tense location between disputed Kashmir and Tibet. In an effort to boost its military presence in the area, the Indian military has sent Russian-made T-72 tanks to Ladakh’s Chinese border.
"The vast flat valleys along the mountain ranges allow for armored movement; besides, there has been an increase in the force levels across the border," an unnamed military official told NDTV.
Japan is already in our orbit, Vietnam is fiercely independent but they see the threat of China and have kicked Chinese ass in the past which leaves India.
No one talks about it much and for some reason both the Chinese and the Indian govts downplay incidents there but the clashes have been ongoing.
If you want to successfully contain China then India MUST be part of the mix. What has me confused is this move. To deploy a 100 tanks to the border with China is an "in your face move". The Chinese will of course match this move (at the least) which means that we will have two highly mechanized, armored forces operating across fuzzy, disputed borders at the top of the world. Interesting times indeed.