The Indian army, the last few years have been attempts to build forces along the Chinese border but encountered difficulties in catching capacity of the neighboring countries.
The territorial disputes on the border of India and China have been persistent over the decades but never showed signs of ending. Most recently, tensions continued to escalate in the region on the borders between India, China and Bhutan. The initial cause is attributed to the Chinese build roads have strategic elements, connecting from the Chumbi Valley in Tibet to the Doklam plateau, the land currently controlled by the Bhutan but China also claims sovereignty and calls your name is Wasted. Although there is a dispute in Doklam but India vehemently because of that Act of China could menace Siliguri corridor, a vital gateway connects the northeastern territories of India with the rest of the country. According to the scholar of Brahma Chellaney, Professor of strategic studies at the Center for policy research in India, from the past several years, China has silently “gnawing” parts of the land in the mountains of the Himalaya makes India very concerned and must build the force theme rooms.
The army of the paint brushes
In January 2014, India officially started construction of the Corps to attack the paint brushes 17 to deal with China. Temporary headquarters are located in HO CHI MINH CITY. Ranchi (Jharkhand) and will moved to Panagarh (West Bengal) after finishing. Before that, the country had three attacking army (Army Corps of 1, 2 and 21) but each specializes in the Plains warfare and aims to fight Pakistan. 17th army once full force into the year 2021 will be an important component to help strengthen India’s deterrence capabilities against China, besides developing the strategic nuclear weapons.
According to the Times of India, the attacking army, this will have more than 90,000 Highland troops, supported by air force fighter planes, tanks and supersonic missile BrahMos. 17th army will consist of two infantry divisions (the IJA had 59 at Panagarh and command 72 Division at Pathankot, Punjab), including the armored brigade, artillery, engineers, air defence-air force and logistics. Because a corps usually has 3 divisions should also 59 and 72 divisions, the Indian army will add a further Division joined the 17th army. The Times of India, May lead Muslim sources said 59 Division going fully operational and the focus at this time is to build 72 Division, scheduled to complete in 3 more years. Besides, the 17th army, expected to battle for the first time in the region of Ladakh, India in August or September this year and the troops will be equipped, specially trained to deal with the enemy in rugged terrain.
Global Security Site Security confirmed that when combined with the Indian air force, 17th army, will have the ability to conduct offensive operations across the Himalayan region and protect the territory of the country before the invasion of China. Accordingly, India can penetrate China’s defense, pass through the region of the Tibetan plateau, occupied the territory to do stuff to wear both in the settlement, negotiated after the end of the war.
Although India’s ambitions for the 17th army is very high but the construction force be stagnated during the last time. According to the original plan, the military will spend more than 10 billion USD to the Corps to go into full operation in fiscal year 2017-2018. This time, however, the new second division was assembled and it remains unclear whether the total number of soldiers of the Corps had reached the correct figure is proposed initially or not. The Government of the Union of progress (UPA) several times before being pulled out of the current Government criticized for not allocating budgets and planning specific when it ratified the establishment of the 17th army in 2013 in an arbitrary way.
Another problem heard seem “weird” that the Indian army is not interested in upgrading the infrastructure system in the border dispute long 3,488 km with China to interfere on the moves of the opponent if Beijing have attacked , according to Bloomberg. Namrata Goswani researchers in research institutes and defense analysis (based in New Delhi, India) said according to the strategic thought of the Indian policy makers, the lack of infrastructure is a defense mechanism that helps prevent the Chinese from entering the territory if the border war in 1962. And this thought lasted until the middle of the year 2000. However, this also creates the limitations for India in the deployment of troops and logistics from the central region to the mountainous areas in the border region. About 10 years ago, India 73 built up the road along the border to upgrade infrastructure systems but to date only 24 of these were completed.
The efforts of India’s military development is not enough to catch up with China, especially after it has been upgraded and the infrastructure at the border with India as well as in the neighboring countries like Nepal, Myanmar and Pakistan for years. In 2016, the Beijing military command upgrade Tibet up to a higher level than those of other provincial command and in the administration of the Chinese army. Professionals to step in the interest of China for combat missions in the southwest border area, at the same time increasing the authority of the military force in Tibet to help ensure availability of fighting higher. Research and analysis of the political-security fund, Jamestown (based in Washington d.c., United States of America) noted that in addition to the base runway, aircraft and logistics base, China has built the roads leading to and along the disputed region, to support the activities of military deployment.