China deployes its latest military tanks near Indian border
Chines news site stated the Xinqingtan’s technology and firepower is “far more advanced” than the Russia-made T-90S tanks deployed by India
China deployed its latest 35 tonne military tanks, the Xinqingtan, in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) which is near Indian border.
The Xinqingtan includes a 105-millimeter tank gun, a 35-millimeter grenade launcher and a 12.7-millimeter machine gun.
The guns have already been adjusted to a high angle so they are ready for mountain operations, according to the report.
People’s Liberation Army spokesperson Wu Qian said, that the Trials on the tank were carried out by the military recently on the plains of Tibet. He also cleared that the trial and deployment wasn’t aimed at any country.
Chinese news site Guancha reported on Monday, that Beijing is increasing military buildup in Tibet in a show of force designed to deter the Indian military. Guancha stated the Xinqingtan’s technology and firepower is “far more advanced” than the Russia-made T-90S tanks deployed by India. They also added that its deployment expands the Tibet-based unit and has increased their fighting power.
“The tank is relatively light at 35-38 tonnes. It produces 1,000 horsepower on an 8V150-type engine,” it said.