- At the moment, only the Philippines has chosen to stand up to the CPC. Because of their BRI debt, most ASEAN countries are leaning toward China.
- China is sending 039 class diesel attack submarines and armed drones to its client state Pakistan in order to make India's western front more exposed and make things even more difficult for India.
After getting a “minimum credible nuclear deterrent” with a proven nuclear triad, the Narendra Modi government is working on a strong conventional warhead missile deterrent to stop the Communist Party of China (CPC) from expanding its military against India.
India is vulnerable in the Siliguri corridor, and Bhutan’s military is mostly for show. Because of this, India’s national security planners have decided to protect the North-East states with conventionally armed short-range ballistic missiles like the Pralay, which can travel up to 500 kilometers, and the Nirbhay, which can travel up to 1500 kilometers. India also has other ways to send conventionally armed weapons.
Both Pralay and Nirbhay’s development trials have been finished to DRDO’s pleasure, and user trials are coming up soon. The Defense Ministry has already placed orders for the Pralay missile. India’s nuclear weapons has shown that it can be used for a second strike and that the conventional deterrent can still work after a first strike.
With the Agni series of nuclear missiles, air delivery platforms, and submarine-launched nuclear ballistic missiles, India has a strategy of not using nuclear weapons first.
Given that the PLA has put rocket units along the 3488 km Line of Actual Control (LAC), India will need to use counterweapons to keep China from attacking the Siliguri corridor and Arunachal Pradesh. The PLA has already put HQ-16 surface-to-air missiles with a range of 70 km across the Siliguri corridor in the Yatong area to risk Indian airspace in the worst case.
In this situation, Indian national security officials have set up missiles, hardened shelters for IAF fighters, and ammunition stores to counter the Chinese deployment in the Siliguri corridor and the Northeast states.
China is putting new missile bases in Hami in Hotan province, Yumen in Gansu province, and Hanggin Banner in Inner Mongolia. These are part of China’s nuclear deterrent, and they are there to stop the US from attacking the Middle Kingdom with the military.
Planners for national security say that the Hami nuclear missiles in the Taklamakan desert in East Turkestan have at least 230 open missile bases that show the world that China has a strong nuclear missile force. Its conventionally armed ballistic and cruise missiles stand in front of its nuclear weapons to fight the enemy.
Even though the PLA is building new sites, China’s violence towards Taiwan is real, and it is also a call for ASEAN countries, like Cambodia and Laos, which are client states, to bow down to China. At the moment, only the Philippines has chosen to stand up to the CPC. Because of their BRI debt, most ASEAN countries are leaning toward China.
China is sending 039 class diesel attack submarines and armed drones to its client state Pakistan in order to make India’s western front more exposed and make things even more difficult for India. Because of this, the Indian Navy is likely to give the contract for three more Scorpene class submarines to Mazagon Dockyards Limited (MDL) and build up rocket and missile troops on the western border that are armed with conventional weapons.