Autumn has come, extreme cold weather is already beginning in the highlands, and China and India cannot establish a border option that suits everyone. Fighters of both armies are serving directly on the Line of Actual Control, which means that winter quarters must be equipped near it.
The People’s Liberation Army of China, Jiefang Bao, has published photographs of solar-powered houses developed by the Army Engineering Institute. As such, you can live at an altitude of 5500 m and temperatures up to -55 C °.
India Today correspondents visited the camp of the Indian troops in Ladakh. And the Chinese from the South Sea Waves channel took photographs from the reportage and compared the servicemen’s living conditions of the two opposing armies.
The Chinese project is a prefabricated structure, where the residential module is initially combined with the power unit. Besides, it provides excellent thermal insulation. Indian soldiers will have to live in simple insulated shield houses.
On the roofs of the barracks of the People’s Liberation Army of China, panels and collectors are installed, which allow them to be provided with both heat and electricity from the Sun. In the Indian camp photographs, the pipes attract attention – here, the availability of heating and electricity depends on the supply of oil products from the country’s interior regions, located thousands of kilometers away. The PLA uses diesel generators only as a back-up source of energy, such as prolonged snowfall.
Inside the Chinese barracks, dry-type dry closets are equipped, which do not require an external water supply. And among the buildings in the Indian camp is a water tower. In the summer, such a system will function normally, but how will it behave in the harsh winter?
The canopy is both cases is equipped approximately the same – in the form of a glazed corridor. But the Chinese use double glass, and the Indians use single glass. Besides, the PLA deployed barracks to the south and the Indian army to the square’s center. As a result, the homes of the Chinese military are better lit.
Bedrooms are also broadly similar, with bunk beds. But under the Chinese, there is also a locker that allows you to hold more things. Plus, there is a stove in the middle of the Indian barracks, so there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
There is another important difference – Indian officers live in separate double rooms with their own bathroom. Chinese analysts see it as a luxury for high-caste commanders who cannot live and eat with their soldiers.
Surely not everything has been filmed at military facilities, but you can get a general idea of their structure. Let’s see how this will affect the combat capability of the military of the two countries. And won’t the Chinese vacationers try to take revenge on the heights near Lake Pangong-Tso in the cold season