China deploys long-range rocket launcher ‘as deterrent to India’

20th Apr, 2021

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China’s PCL-191 multiple launch rocket system is capable of firing ballistic missiles up to 500km. Photo: Handout


The People’s Liberation Army has deployed an advanced long-range rocket launcher to the Himalayas, in a move aimed at reinforcing China’s border defence and acting as a deterrent to India, according to a military mouthpiece and analysts. It is the first time that the PLA has confirmed the deployment of long-range rocket systems to the border with India, after the neighbours last week failed to reach agreement in their latest round of corps commander-level talks over full disengagement along the disputed frontier.

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