China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed several types of high tech equipment along parts of its border with India including a surveillance camera network and a proposed satellite early-warning monitoring system.
The equipment can be used in all environments, including those with extremes of temperature and topography such as the Himalayan region, some parts of which are in dispute with India.
The equipment will give an early-warning of any risks to security as well as overcoming previous blind spots, Song Zhongping, a military expert, was quoted as saying by the Global Times on Sunday.
At the picturesque Pangong Lake, which at an altitude of 4,250 meters is divided between Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, the PLA has put a new patrol boat into use, made of non-metallic materials. The craft has a top speed of 40 kilometers per hour and can resist ice collisions.
A type of heavy scout vehicle, called the "wild ox," capable of accommodating 17 full-armed soldiers, has been deployed to a border defense regiment in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, which shares a border with three countries. Besides a BeiDou satellite navigation system, it also has a real-time communication system installed.
The scout vehicle also has water filters, a kitchen and a toilet so it can conduct patrols in tropical environments. The report also implied that in the jungles of Yunnan, the sparsely populated deserts of Xinjiang and the high plateaus in Tibet, PLA troops began using drones to patrol more areas than 10 years ago, which has resulted in a 25-fold increase in efficiency.
Guard rails have been set up along the border to prevent terrorists sneaking into China, an officer from a border defense detachment in Xinjiang's Kashgar, a prefecture that shares a border with Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan, told the Global Times previously.
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