As tension on Indo-China border escalates, Japan deploys Ballistic missiles near China

After the violent clash between India and China in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, tension has risen between India and China over the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

At least 20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel, were martyred in the “violent face-off” with Chinese troops. Following the clash, there is a nationwide outrage over the death of 20 Indian soldiers.

Following the violent clash, two powerful countries in Asia are engaged in increasing the deployment of troops along the LAC border. Meanwhile, Japan has prepared itself to deal with the war-like situation against China. Now, Japan has come in India’s support.

As tensions on the Indo-China border continue to escalate, Japan has deployed its missiles towards the border with China. In addition to deploying its missile towards the border with China, Japan has also increased the number of army. In view of China’s war intentions, Japan is increasing its air defense. It will implement the Patriot Pac-3 MSE Air Defense Missile System deployment at four military bases by June this year. US-Japan News has cited that, “Pac-3 MSE is capable of countering any hit-to-kill.

There is no doubt that Japan and India are developing good and even close political relations. The two nations have strengthened their relations in recent years in order to counter China’s expanding economic and political influence in Asia.

“The current Patriot PAC-3 deployed in Japan has a maximum range of 70 km and has been increased to 100 km in the new version of the PAC-3 MSE. In December 2017, Lockheed Martin signed a $ 944 million contract to deliver Patriot Advanced Capability-3 and PAC-3 missile segment enhancement missiles to the US and allied countries.

The upgraded PAC-3 MSE increases its firepower as well as increases its height and performance. The PAC-3 MSE is a high-velocity interceptor that detects incoming threats in advance.

This includes tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft. The missile uses hit-to-kill technology, which detects threats through kinetic energy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the other hand, has given a free hand to the Indian Army in the Ladakh region to safeguard the sovereignty and integrity of Indian borders. The decision was taken in the aftermath of the violent clash which led 20 Indian soldiers dead. 

It is to be noted that this is the first deadly confrontation between the two Asian giants since 1975 in which China has reportedly suffered a huge loss. As per news agency ANI, 43 soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were killed in an escalated scuffle with Indian soldiers.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.