Washington: The US Pentagon has revealed that China has deployed more advanced, solid-fuel, nuclear-capable CSS-5 medium range ballistic missile (MRBM) against India as a 'deterrent posture'. This model replaces the liquid-fuelled, nuclear-capable CSS-2 intermediate range ballistic missiles (IRBM).
The Pentagon revelation comes in its annual report to the US Congress on the Chinese military build-up.
The report also mentions that Beijing is pumping in huge investments on border infrastructure developments, laying more roads and expanding rail network along the Sino-Indian border.
"Although this construction is primarily aimed at facilitating economic development in western China, improved roads could also support PLA border defense operations," it said.
The Pentagon report also says that China's close military ties with Pakistan, and its growing footprints in the Indian Ocean, Central Asia and Africa concern New Delhi.
On Sino-Indian ties, Pentagon said, that though bilateral dialogue between the two nations increased, border tensions remained an irritant.