These days China is engaged in setting up a new infrastructure for day and night operations in the Pakistani airbase adjacent to Ladakh. China is finding it difficult to compete with India alone, that’s why it has made a secret defense agreement with Pakistan.
New Delhi: Amidst the escalation of the LAC from India for the last eight months, there are reports that China is now upgrading Pakistan’s Skardu airbase so that operations can be carried out there day and night. China is considering this airbase of Pakistan adjacent to eastern Ladakh as very important. Some time ago fighter jets of the Chinese Air Force also appeared here.
China has prepared a new runway at Skardu airbase
According to the information, China has prepared a new runway at Skardu airbase.With this lighting system, air-operations can be done even in bad weather. Open source intelligence portals recently released satellite photos of ongoing construction work at Skardu Airbase.
Last year, the Pakistan Air Force Chief visited Skardu Airbase
Let us tell you that the runway which was presently at the Skardu airbase of Gilgit-Baltistan, only in the day, fighter aircraft could land and takeoff. But in view of the confrontation with India on LAC adjacent to Ladakh, China has also upgraded this Skardu airbase of Pakistan. In the month of October last year, the Pakistan Air Force Chief visited Skardu Airbase and also flew in the Chinese fighter jet, JF17.
China is taking help of Pakistan for siege of India
According to experts, China has started feeling that in the event of war it can be difficult to deal with India alone. This is the reason why China is taking help of Pakistan for the siege of India. Recently, during the visit of Chinese Defense Minister We Fangai to Pakistan, there was a defense agreement between the two countries, about which both countries have not said anything openly.
Air Chief Marshal Bhadoria took a pinch
But on this alliance of China and Pakistan, Air Chief Marshal Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadoria said in a tweet that if China has to take help of Pakistan, then His gesture was to help China, which suffers from super-power, to help another country against India. This statement of Air Chief Marshal Bhadoria came only in October last year.
Apart from this, the air forces of China and Pakistan in Sindh province adjoining India carried out a joint war exercise Shaheen (December 11-25). In this exercise, the air forces of both the countries had specially practiced to compete with the Rafale fighter aircraft of India.
Why is China updating Skardu airbase
In this series, China and Pakistan have upgraded the Skardu airbase for the siege of India. In fact, all the Chinese airbases (Hotan, Nagri-Gunsa, Kashgar, etc.) on LAC adjacent to eastern Ladakh are at very high altitude, so operations for Chinese fighter jets from there are a bit trickier than India. That is why China is upgrading Pakistan’s airbase Skardu.
But it is very important to mention here that in the war of 71, the Indian Air Force completely destroyed by bombing Skardu airbase.
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