Between growing tensions with China, India has deployed long range subsonic missile “Nirbhay” along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). It is considered as a counter against Chinese missile deployment.
Presently, the missile is claimed to have a range upto 800-1000km with terrain hugging capability, allowing it to evade detection by hostile radar systems. With mid-course as well as terminal guidance system, the missile is precise to hit targets within the suitable/effective range.
Along with Nirbhay, BrahMos cruise missiles are also deployed in the region. The reports published by various media outlets reveal that heavy Indian military deployment is a necessary step to counter growing PLA Western Command buildup and placement of standoff weapon systems like Surface-to-Air and, Surface-to-Surface missile systems in Tibet and Xinjiang regions that border the Indian states of Sikkim, Ladakh, and Arunachal Pradesh.
Since June 2020, various clashes have reportedly occurred between the People Liberation Army (PLA) and Indian Army troops. Both sides are repeatedly growing the buildup near the border areas and keeping a close watch on each other.
Not very long ago, Foreign Ministers of both nations concluded a meeting by issuing a joint statement and signing an agreement, assuring disengagement of troops from few sensitive points. But the growing infantry, armor, and artillery deployment along with Indian Chief of Army Staff’s (COAS) order, instructing troops on the frontiers to open arms fire in case of self-defense.