BEIJING – “It would take China’s motorised troops 48 hours and its paratroops 10 hours to reach India’s capital if war broke out,” a Chinese State television channel boldly proclaimed.
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After airing the claim on a state television, a state of uncertainty is being observed not only in India but also on social media.
This is not the first time China has tried to use such statement as a deterrence strategy but it is probably the first statement which is specifically for Indian.
Interestingly, this proclamation follows Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s comment on honing India’s Cold Start strategy for Pakistan.
Speaking at a press conference after a BSF official complained of starvation, Bipin Rawat had said that India’s surgical strikes along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir can be repeated if the “situation warrants”.
In a programme of the Chinese TV channel, a video was also aired showing the quick movement of the Chinese army.