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Chinese Air Force Tests Missile Movements By Train To Tibet?

August 11, 2010

by B.Raman
Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian
August 10, 2010

Please refer to my article of August 5,2010,
titled "China to Counter India's Military
Advantages in Arunachal Pradesh" . I have been in
receipt of the following comments from a reader,
who is known to be well-informed on China:

"This refers to your interesting report on the
sucecessful completion of an an important
logistic task on the Qinghai-Tibet railways for
the PLA Air force. The strategic logistic
equipment was the ballistic missiles that were
for the first time transported by the rail net
work into Tibet for the use of the Air Force &
misille units stationed inside Tibet.These
missiles are based in the Qinghai province.For
the first time they were transported out from
Qinghai in 1985 for display in the national day
parade presided over by Deng xiao ping.The live
ballistic missiles were paraded by the PLA for
the first time. The PLA was shocked to notice
that these missiles had bottled up due to the
pressure difference between Beijing and the
rarified atmospheric pressure in Qinghai.The
missiles were repaired in Beijing .Now the PLA
has repeated the same exercise and tested whether
these missiles can withstand the pressure
difference during rail transporation through
rarified atmospheric pressure.The results
revealed showed that these were transported successfuly. "
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