A battalion of the Chinese Army’s (PLA) Tibet Command on November 21 received the first batch of Mighty armored vehicles, Global Times, a newspaper belonging to People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, said.

This PLA battalion is stationed on the northern slopes of the Himalayas, where oxygen levels are 40% lower than in other inland areas.

The Menh Si armored vehicle is produced by China’s Dong Phong company with a number of different variants.

In October, the PLA transferred a batch of Menh Si armored vehicles to the border guard unit stationed in Xigaze, bordering Nepal.

A Chinese battalion in Tibet received a new batch of armored vehicles, November 21.

Chinese military experts said the Menh Si armored vehicle can operate on rough terrain in high altitude areas.

China also deployed a number of new equipment in the border area such as a remote monitoring system specializing in monitoring mountain passes in the mountains bordering other countries, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and anti-UAV guns.

In the context of border tensions with China that have not completely cooled down, the Indian army has recently equipped its soldiers with modern equipment to ensure operations in conditions below 0°C in the region.

The Indian Army has installed large reinforced concrete pipes in tunnels dug into the mountains in the border area, creating shelter for soldiers when attacked and giving them the opportunity to attack.

China sent armored 'Humvee clones' to the border with India

Location of recent clashes between India and China.

Tensions between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the undemarcated border between the two countries, have escalated since May, culminating in a deadly brawl on June 15.

Senior defense officials from India and China held several meetings to discuss the disputed border and agreed to `avoid misunderstanding and misjudgment` and `avoid unilaterally changing the situation`.