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Chinese unmanned tanks pose a new threat for Indian Army's defences

This is a worrying development for Indian defence planners who beefed up defences along the Sino-Indian border

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Chinese Unmanned Tanks

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 



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In 1962, even strong Indian Army defences in sectors like Ladakh and Walong were eventually overrun by human waves of Chinese soldiers. The scenario for a future war is now even bleaker – with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) throwing in waves of unmanned tanks to blast and crush Indian defences.

Footage recently aired by the state-owned China Central Television (CCTV) showed China’s first unmanned tank being driven by remote control. While the footage did not show the tank’s main gun or other weapons firing, Indian armour experts believe that capability would only be a matter of time.

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First Published: Fri, March 23 2018. 01:54 IST

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