China said it was in the process of supplying four-armed drones to Pakistan to protect the new base of the People’s Liberation Army Navy at the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Gwadar Port.
Gwadar, in the highly southwestern province of Baluchistan, is considered to be the top of China’s $ 60 billion investment in China’s belt and road initiative projects.
The supply of the two systems (two drones and one ground station each) is part of Beijing’s plan to jointly produce 48 GJ-2 drones, the military version of Wing Long II. It is designed in China for use by Pakistan’s Air Force.
China is already selling reconnaissance and strike drone wing Loong II in many countries in Asia and West Asia and has become the largest exporter of armed drones.
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) arms transfer database, China distributed 163 UAVs from 2008 to 2018 to more than a dozen heterogeneous countries, including Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Unlike the US, which follows an elaborate process to determine and regulate the end-use of its high-end weapons, China has no meaning. China’s attack drone, equipped with 12 air-to-surface missiles, is currently being used by UAE-backed forces in Libya against the Turkish-backed government in Tripoli.
The LAC in Ladakh between Indian and Chinese forces has been in confrontation for almost two months. Although it was agreed to withdraw from both the armies on June 6, China is not implementing it.
Due to this, there has been a bloody clash between the two armies on 15 June. After this, there was talk between the foreign ministers of the two countries and on 22 June the military commanders also held a marathon meeting.
Since the June 15 incident, India has deployed its Special War Forces along the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western, Central, or Eastern sectors of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) against any form of attack.
Top government sources have confirmed that the Indian Army has been directed by the PLA to aggressively respond to any incident from across the border on the LAC.