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this system was made for Taiwan I believe.
But ozranger said the 400 kilometer version was specifically designed for India due to the very high altitude and therefore thinner air, allowing the missiles to travel further?
 

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But ozranger said the 400 kilometer version was specifically designed for India due to the very high altitude and therefore thinner air, allowing the missiles to travel further?
it has range of 350km. but even at 300km it would cover most of Taiwan. India aint important enough to specifically design against.
 

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But ozranger said the 400 kilometer version was specifically designed for India due to the very high altitude and therefore thinner air, allowing the missiles to travel further?
The original web page in Chinese says the 400km range, which is 100km increase, was made up by thin air and high altitude on the existing 300km (or 350km as said by others) model when being fired from the plateaus. To be honest, those rockets are practically ballistic missiles at low cost with high precision terminal guidance. So the 100km increase gained by thin air and high altitude won't downgrade its accuracy.

PCH-191 is well known as mainly developed for hitting targets in Taiwan. It would be very interesting if they can test it on some Indian targets.
 

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I thought I have seen the pics of this PLA's new barrack compound somewhere, possibly in PDF or elsewhere, either in pictures or in a video but just can't recall where :-)

Here's some info:

From some Indian blogger specializing in the sat. image analysis, d-atis☠ @detresfa_ on 2020.10.07:

Part of #China's developing military infrastructure network in #Tibet, the PLA recently inaugurated new barracks near the #India #China #Nepal junction, looking to boost border defense the facility sits roughly 100 km from the Indo-Sino border & has begun accommodation.

PLA's new barrack compound at altitude close to 4,000m above the sea level in Zanda County, Ti...jpg


Additional, closer look picture posted by a netizen at the OP, said to be already built several months ago.
PLA's new barrack compound at altitude close to 4,000m above the sea level in Zanda County, Ti...jpg


Some commented that the barracks have some pressurized facilities... and in consideration to its high altitude of nearly 4,000m above the sea level, it may make sense.

Location: at the Zanda County, Ngari Prefecture, in the extreme west of the Tibet Autonomous Region, SW China.
 

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