Saturday, January 14, 2012
China deploys new tanks on Tibetan Plateau
I believe these are Type 96 tanks, which is a third
generation tank in service in PLA.
It features a 125 mm smoothbore gun, with a 1000 hp diesel engine.
An estimated 1,500 Type 96 tanks are currently in service with the PLA.
China is slowly building up the infrastructures on Tibet to allow more rapid deployment of troops. We shall see more military maneuvers in Tibet.