During the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan after the Abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir the recent satellite images of China’s Hotan air base show signs of increased surveillance assets and fighter jets presence at Airbase
In the above you can see china have increased Early warning RADAR site. Apart from that china have also stationed SHAANXI KJ-500 Airborne early warning and control Aircraft
You can also see PLA Shenyang J-11 Air superiority fighter, Shenyang J-8 interceptor fighter aircraft & Chengdu J-7 jet fighter.
Hotan air base can provide air support to the Tibet plateau & CPEC running through the Karakoram range into Pakistan.