So its engineering construction in the border area between China and India reflects a very obvious fact that Indias defense against China is growing. This is certainly contrary to the consensus reached by India during the meeting with Chinese leaders, because the deeper the heart of prevention, the more practical it will affect the implementation of such a very important consensus as maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas. So this time, for example, in the valley of garwan, India and even its infrastructure and road construction have been pushed to the side controlled by China, which is certainly unacceptable to China. So from this point of view, I think Indias large-scale promotion of infrastructure construction in the border areas, especially the construction of military capacity, is very detrimental to the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas.
Direct news: Indian Prime Minister modi held a meeting on the 19th to invite leaders of all major political parties in India to discuss the border conflict between China and India. There are two information points: one is that no foreign personnel enter the territory of India; the other is that the improvement of infrastructure and logistics increases the probability of conflict between the two sides. What do you think this reveals?
Zhao Gancheng, an expert on Indian issues at Shanghai Institute of International Studies: these points mentioned in this national conference of all parties first reflect the highest level of India, and also agree that the fierce conflict in the valley of calawan is actually that the Indian army has entered the area controlled by China, that is, the side of the sovereignty territory advocated by China. Otherwise, he would not say No foreign troops have invaded anywhere in India. So since this is the case, how does this kind of collision and this kind of violent friction happen? Where did it happen? It means that Indian officials also recognize that this conflict happened on the side controlled by China, that is, Indian troops entered the side controlled by China, which is the first.
Second, another argument is the fact that due to the construction and improvement of infrastructure, the opportunities for contact between the two sides have greatly increased. But why does the construction of such an infrastructure lead to such consequences? It can be seen that as I just mentioned, Indias large-scale promotion of military infrastructure construction in the border area between China and India is based on a mentality of defense against China. In fact, it may also have a very important ambition to occupy as much as possible. So in the process of promoting this kind of infrastructure, it will inevitably have friction and divergence with Chinas proposition.
Because India built its road to the valley of garwan, which is the gateway to a outpost, we also know that the valley of garwan is a region of strategic sensitivity and strategic significance.
Indias prime minister, Narendra Modi, held a party wide meeting Friday through a video conference.
Direct news: at present, both China and India are relatively restrained and intend to ease the situation through diplomatic and military channels. How do you predict the future direction of this matter?
Zhao Gancheng, an expert on India at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies: both sides have adopted a relatively restrained attitude after the conflict.
We also observed that Prime Minister modi didnt mention the word China in his speech at the meeting of all parties held yesterday, at least from the speech reported by the Indian media, which shows that he still has a relatively cautious attitude.
So I personally feel that after this conflict, I feel that the two sides continue to pursue a peaceful way to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas. Such a determination has not changed. So from the statements of the senior leaders of both sides, the foreign ministries of both sides, and the military spokesmen of both sides, I personally feel that the direction of this matter is ultimately to reach a certain consensus in a peaceful way, so that both sides can take a more dignified way to find a solution to this problem.