More BS fear mongering reporting that is true to form for SCMP, the only reason it gets cited so much by the western media is because it either stupidity and/or duplicitously consistently paints China in the worst light in line with standard western reporting guidelines.Why should India concern The mine is onthe chinese side of the border so whay the fuzz
China's gold mine at Arunachal border may become another flash point with India
BEIJING: China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals valued at about US 60 billion has been found, a media report said today.
The mine project is being undertaken in Lhunze county under Chinese control adjacent to the Indian border, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.
China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet.
Projecting the mining operations as part of China's move to take over Arunachal Pradesh, the report said "people familiar with the project say the mines are part of an ambitious plan by Beijing to reclaim South Tibet".
Interesting, but not massively necessary since the range of those drones means they can take off from lower altitude airfields and still have plenty of time on station after they arrive.CH4 & 5 has been successfully tested in Tibet and Qinghai plateau that is elevation of 4000 m
This sound like innocuous news but it is actually very important Now China has multiplying force on hand for surveillance, border guard and intelligence along LAC and if need be attacking fortifying position