In what is being seen as a desperate attempt of raising bogey of war, the Chinese Global Times has come up with an unsubstantiated report the PLA is process of transferring of large pool of blood stock to Tibet to tackle the eventuality of conflict with India.
“Many hospitals in different provinces are controlling the use of blood,” Global Times of China said quoting “a reliable anonymous source” from a hospital in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province.
“The blood bank has been relocated by the PLA and the local government is organizing a blood drive to replenish supplies,” the report said, without elaborating the purpose of shifting of the blood stock to Tibet.
The report was part of a larger write-up titled “China capable of defeating India:Experts”, which projected the Chinese military might to browbeat India.
The stocks of blood were transferred before the Jiuzhaigou earthquake in Sichuan Province on August 8, and they are likely to be transferred to Tibet, the paper quoted the source as telling.
It came with a military expert who served in the PLA Rocket Force to claim that the quality of Chinese weapons and military personnel is overwhelmingly better than India’s, and though India has purchased some US and Russian-made weapons in recent years, the PLA’s advantage remains the same.
Air forces, helicopters, long-range attack weapons and light armored vehicles are very important for combat in mountainous and plateau regions. In the air, China’s J-10C and J-11 fighter jets, H-6K bombers, Z-10 attack helicopters and other types of transport helicopters, no matter the quality or quantity, are all better than India’s, said the expert.
India might think that the Chinese air force doesn’t have enough air bases in the Tibet Autonomous Region, but they are seriously mistaken, Xu said. According to open information, China has at least five large airports in Tibet, and the furthest one from Doklam is only 1,000 kilometers away. The combat radius of J-10C and J-11 planes is more than 1,200 kilometers, so the Indian military had better abandon their illusions, he stressed.