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India shifts 50,000 additional troops to China border in historic move

China is adding fresh runway buildings, bomb-proof bunkers to house fighter jets and new airfields along the disputed border in Tibet

Rajnath Singh
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

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India has redirected at least 50,000 additional troops to its border with China in a historic shift toward an offensive military posture against the world’s second-biggest economy.
 
Over the past few months, India has moved troops and fighter jet squadrons to three distinct areas along its border with China, according to four people familiar with the matter. All in all, India now has roughly 200,000 troops focused on the border, two of them said, which is an increase of over 40 per cent from last year.
 
Both the Indian Army and a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office

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First Published: Jun 28 2021 | 11:26 PM IST

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