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India Sends 100 Tanks to Reinforce Troops along Border with China as Tensions Rise

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    India has reinforced army units defending its border with China in the tense Ladakh region with more tanks, troops and armored fighting vehicles amid an ongoing Chinese military build-up.

    The Indian Army has deployed some 100 specially modified Russian-made T-72 main battle tanks along its mountainous frontline border in Ladakh, a key geostrategic region located along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

    This is only the second time in half a century India has deployed tanks to this region, a signal of the unease China's unceasing military build-up over the past few years is causing in Delhi. The Chinese build-up focuses on improving the logistics and infrastructure such as roads and bridges its troops will need for a war in this unimaginably difficult terrain.

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