India and China have started enhancing their weaponry to their rear bases of the disputed border of Ladakh. Both countries are facing a bitter standoff for the past 25 days. The dispute started when Chinese army personnel started patrolling near the Pang Ong Tso Lake and Galwan valley.
After which the Indian army immediately objected to their patrolling as the area belongs to India and requested Chinese troops to go back to maintain the peace and tranquility in the valley. However, Chinese troops have tried to break out many times but every time their efforts went into vain. Initially, this standoff was considered as one of the casual border standoffs which could be resolved through diplomatic and military talks. But, now the Chinese army has started deploying a large group of personnel, they have also started enhancing weaponry; infantry combat mechanism and fighter jets on the Ladakh border.
Reverting to this step of the Chinese army, India has also started deployment of a sizeable number of the army with good equipment like artillery, fighter jets, and much other weaponry to aggressively match up to the Chinese build-up. When asked the officials about the situation they stated that India will not relent till the status quo resorts to Pangong Tso Lake, Galwan Valley, and many other areas.
The main reason for bringing the border issue again on the boil is a key road in the finger area around Pangong Tso Lake, besides construction of other roads connecting Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg oldie road in Galwan Valley. According to the sources, India is making some road which is not acceptable to China because it will make the way for India very convenient to reach and enhance the weaponry easily and in no time on the border.
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A senior military official said that “We are well aware of the chine ploy. The Indian army is firm on its stand that we are not going to accept anything less than a restoration of the status quo in the area”. According to him, the assessment is that the build-up is aimed at putting pressure on India. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that bilateral talks are taking place with China in diplomatic and military basis to resolve the issue.
Observing the current situation in Ladak and Sikkim, it seems that China is playing its favorite game of seizing disputed territory that is not populated and is not permanently occupied with the border guarding forces. But this time, the situation is different and this is not 1962, this is 2020, and India is also a nuclear power. India never tries to break into any country’s territory, neither did it tries to disturb internal peace of any country, but unfortunately, by some of our neighbor countries, our peacefulness is often considered as our weakness. This is new India, which is capable of retaliating and giving a righteous answer to everyone who tries to invade, trespass, or disturb the tranquility of the Indian Territory.