Islamabad, Nov 14, (Asia Free Press): China has warned India against deploying the latest BrahMos missile- its most advanced missile at the India-China border, which would fail the talks for peace solution and escalate tension.
However, it noted that the new weapon would be only theoretical use while posing no actual threat to China’s security.
India TV, an Indian news channel, Friday reported that the Indian government had backed the ambitious Char Dham road project, for “wider roads are needed to transport missiles like the BrahMos and other military equipment” to the western part of the India-China border.
The BrahMos is the most advanced supersonic cruise missile India has. It was inducted into the Indian army on 21 June 20027, and can be installed on ships, submarines, aircraft and ground vehicles and has a range of up to 290 kilometres and a maximum speed of Mach 3, according to Army Technology.
In a statement, a Chinese military expert Song Zhongping said, “This is why tension keeps rising along the China-India border and unwanted military conflicts broke out.” The deployment of the BrahMos shows India’s unstoppable greedy ambition to encroach on western China’s territory, Song told state-run CGTN on Sunday.
China has the capability to strike and destroy BrahMos missile silos and other military facilities in advance in events of conflicts, Song emphasized, explaining that “India’s poor infrastructure construction in west section of China-India border limits the maneuverability and invisibility of the missile base.”
After India’s Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat Friday claimed China as India’s “biggest Security Threat,” the new weapon’s deployment in the border region will only add new barriers to talks to peacefully address the border tension and further deteriorate bilateral ties, observers said