India for more missiles along China border
India is considering deploying its N-capable ballistic missiles near China border.
New Delhi: India is considering deploying
its nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in the North-East close
to its border with China in an apparent attempt to enhance its
The move comes close on the release of a report by
Pentagon, which suggested that China has moved its new
advanced longer range CSS-5 missiles close to its border with
India and developed contingency plans to shift airborne forces
to the region at short notice.
The government is considering the deployment of the
2,000 km range Agni-II and 350 km range Prithvi III surface to
surface ballistic missiles close to the Chinese border,
Defence Ministry sources told PTI here today.
The sources said that additional land was being
procured by the Army in North-West Bengal and adjoining states
for deployment of these missiles.
In the recent months, India is focussed on upgrading
its military infrastructure in the North-Eastern sector to
counter any Chinese threat.
The measures taken by the government include the
deployment of two squadrons of the Su-30 MKI fighter jets in
Tezpur and Chhabua in Assam and raising of two mountain
divisions for deployment in Arunachal Pradesh and adjoining
The government also revised its old military doctrine
of not developing roads along the border and is working on
developing over 70 strategic roads on the Sino-Indian border.