PLA has established a 5G telecom unit, among other facilities, as it continues to improve facilities along the fictional Line of Actual Control . The Chinese are constructing railway lines connecting the border to Lhasa and the Chinese heartland .
GUWAHATI (Guwahati): On the eastern frontier, Chinas Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) has established a 5G telecom unit, among other facilities, as it continues to improve facilities along the fictional Line of Actual Control, which marks the international border between Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, according to GoC-in-C Lt Gen Rana Pratap Kalita of the Armys Eastern Command.Lt Gen Kalita said that all efforts undertaken by the Chinese PLA to improve infrastructure would be to ensure that they are in a better position to respond to any emerging crisis and mobilize forces in a short period.All Indian security forces, including the armed forces, were also keeping an eye on them, according to him.The border between India and China is perceived differently.Although we deal with the situation in the majority of the time by means of existing techniques, it has also resulted in friction at times.According to the GoC-in-C, the Chinese were constructing railway lines connecting the border to Lhasa and the Chinese heartland.State highways, provincial highways, and the main highways that lead to the forward areas are being developed.They are also adding additional runways and landing areas to accommodate a larger number of aircraft and helicopters. They also created logistic nodes to assist their troops during periods of deployment in forward areas.There is also a 5G network for mobile communication.All of them are intended to deploy their troops from camps to forward regions in a short amount of time, according to Lt Gen Kalita.India's response, he said, is being expanded in all directions, with a focus on the development of new weapons, equipment, and technologies. Although the Army was aware of all Chinese activities and maintaining a high standard of operational readiness, Lt Gen Kalita said the challenging terrain and inclement weather on the Indian side were posing a significant challenge.When one looks at the terrain on both sides of the LAC, the northern side of Tibet is a huge rolling plateau, while on our side, we have massive mountains of sloping Himalayas and dense jungles.We also have mutually exclusive valleys, and connectivity is a big issue because of these, he said.Inclement weather, he said, was putting a damper on Indian city development. We like to complete a project in a specific time frame, but we can't because of weather and terrain.