China’s nuclear bombers have carried out fearsome military drills amid growing fears of an impending attack on Taiwan.
Tensions in the region have peaked as China is believed to be tracking its nuclear-capable H-6K bombers to mount an invasion.
Today’s escalation comes amid growing fears that an attack on Taiwan is imminent – with China potentially preparing to use its devastating nuclear arsenal.
Communist Party forces are continuing to step up military exercises in the region, and experts believe the Chinese military will need to set up more than two million troops for an all-out invasion.
Chinese media had previously released footage of field hospital drills showing they were preparing for mass casualties.
The nuclear bomber exercises are the end of four days of military exercises deployed in response to a visit to Taiwan by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The use of this aircraft increases tensions in the region due to the ability to carry nuclear warheads of the H-6K bomber.
Chinese state media outlet Global Times said the training sessions were a “deterrence mission” meant to demoralize Taiwan’s struggle for independence and “promote the reunification process”.
The Communist Party mouthpiece also acknowledged the alarming nuclear bomber drills were for “a real potential operation”.
The scene was released on Twitter saw PLA military aircraft train through the Taiwan Strait amid reports Beijing may be preparing for a 48-hour blitzkrieg to take Taiwan.
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said today that it has detected many Chinese aircraft, naval ships and drones operating around the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwanese officials said the exercise was a “simulated attack on Taiwan’s main island and Taiwan’s naval vessels”.
The Global Times, often seen as Beijing’s unofficial mouthpiece, said the drills put many planes and fighters through their paces.
A Chinese military expert is said to have told the news agency that recent drills will ensure “air superiority” and “control of the seas”, which will be key to reaching Taiwan. on the East China Sea.
Alarmingly, military insiders also said war games would “secure the roads and reduce coastal resistance for later amphibious forces” – indicating an attack from China has been planned.
Among the aircraft drilled today is the H-6K bomber, the most destructive aircraft in the country’s arsenal.
Designed for long-range attacks, the aircraft has a combat range of about 1,800 miles before needing to refuel.
Powerful air and sea forces like the H-6K bomber could be the key to a potential Chinese attack on Taiwan, as the country’s military will need to navigate dangerous conditions. to reach the island.
China’s military said it had conducted air and sea exercises to the north, southwest and east of the island in recent days to “test the army’s joint combat ability.”
Air attacks from the country’s air force could be a central part of a potential invasion, with Beijing continuing to openly desire to retake the island.
Taiwanese Prime Minister Su Tseng-chang on Sunday reiterated Taiwan’s condemnation of the drills during a press conference.
He said: “Not only Taiwan, but other countries in the region as well as freedom-loving countries like the US… all strongly oppose and condemn China’s arrogant military activities that are disrupting peace and stability. area determination.
“We call on the Chinese government not to flex its military muscles and disrupt regional peace.”
The recent drills with the H-6K’s fearsome nuclear capabilities could be a terrifying glimpse into the Communist Party’s plans.