India and China : After several rounds of talks to ease tensions between nuclear-armed rivals failed, India has moved additional troops to its northern border as it prepares for an extended conflict with neighboring China.
An Indian government official said that China has already placed about 5,000 troops and armored vehicles along the disputed border in the Ladakh region. The official said that India is linking the number of cannons and cannons along the border to prevent incessant incursions by the Chinese Army.
The deadlock began on May 5, when troops collided on the banks of the Pangong Tso at an altitude of 14,000 feet in the Tibetan plateau – injuring scores of soldiers on both sides. Since then there has been a steady build-up of troops amidst face-to-face incidents. India and China on high alert due to rising border tension
The official said diplomats from New Delhi and Beijing began talks on May 22 and 23 after talks between Indian and Chinese military officials. The move to an undetermined border to prevent infiltration at two different locations of China’s 3,488 kilometers (2,167 mi) is a deviation from both nations’ earlier attempts to regain territory after fighting the war in 1962.
US President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Wednesday that he had offered to mediate. There was no immediate response from either India or China.
Beijing was committed to protecting peace and stability in the border areas, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a regular briefing to the media on Wednesday, saying the two countries had good border-related mechanisms and communication advisories.
“We are following the important consensus reached by the two leaders and strictly following the agreements between the two countries,” Zhao said. “We are able to resolve these related issues properly through dialogue and consultation.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday discussed the deadlock with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the head of the Department of Defense, General Bipin Rawat, and the heads of its three armed services. The meeting centered around the options available to India, and it was decided to go the diplomatic route while maintaining a difficult military posture on the border.
Member of National Security Advisory Board of India.S. L. Narasimhan said, “Talks are going on at various levels to resolve the issue, which advises the Prime Minister’s Office.” “India will protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity and at the same time make all efforts to maintain peace and tranquility along the Indo-China border.”
China’s action on the border coincides with its efforts to consolidate political and strategic positions across Asia. Its decision to implement new laws in Hong Kong poses a threat to an already deteriorating relationship with the US, adding to tensions in the South China Sea China by disrupting efforts by Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia, Because they want to exploit oil and gas. Fishing resources have closed its shores, while Beijing also carried out a sustained campaign to prevent Taiwan from joining the World Health Organization.
The world’s second-largest economy is facing criticism from the US, Europe and Australia for dealing with the epidemic of coronavirus virus that was previously reported in China’s Hubei province. In return, China has accused the US of pushing the world into a “new cold war”.
Government officials said the current tensions with India could begin with the completion of a road and bridge in the Galawan sector of Ladakh. Under Modi, India is building a border infrastructure, which it says is not for a particular country, but for the development of remote areas. It has completed 74 strategic roads along the eastern border, with plans up to Finnish.
Officials said that although attacks on the Chinese border escalated last year when India changed the situation in Ladakh province to federal government control in August 2019, the stand is more serious than the Doklam conflict in 2017.
“Indians have been increasing presence in the region for a long time, yet after all these decades, India has not found a way to deal with the gradual expansion of China,” Phunchok Stobdan, former Indian diplomat and author of the great game Buddhist Himalaya. . “The point is, why is China doing this and why now?”