Russia and India are strategic partners, a spokesman for Indias defense ministry was quoted as saying. At the invitation of Russia, India has participated in many international activities. However, India has decided not to send a delegation to the caucasus-2020 this year due to the outbreak of the new coronation and subsequent difficulties in the exercise.
Indias Asia International News Agency (ANI) quoted sources from the Ministry of defense as saying that Chinas participation in the exercise is also one of the reasons for Indias withdrawal from the multinational military exercise. In addition, the source added that Indias defense minister will visit Russia from September 4 to 6 to attend the SCO defense ministers meeting.
Since the June 15 conflict, India and China have been easing tensions through diplomatic and military dialogue. Sun Weidong pointed out that after the kalwan Valley incident, the channels of dialogue and negotiation between China and India have been unblocked. It is an important consensus of both sides to promote disengagement, ease the situation and maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas through dialogue and negotiation. China has always advocated peaceful settlement of border disputes through dialogue and negotiation. At the same time, it is the legitimate right of every country to safeguard its own sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Three and a half months after the outbreak of the India China crisis in Eastern Ladakh, negotiations between military commanders of the two sides have reached an impasse, and both sides are reluctant to make concessions. General Bipin Rawat, Indias chief of defense staff, pointed out sharply on the 24th that if the military and diplomatic negotiations to resolve the dispute fail, then the military choice is still on the negotiation table. Sun Weidong, Chinese ambassador to India, on the 25th, expressed his goodwill at a video forum between Chinese and Indian youth.
China and India shout
Indias chief of defense general staff, Bipin ravat, said in an interview with Indian reporters on the 24th that if the military and diplomatic negotiation efforts fail, the Indian Defense Department is ready for military action. Defense minister rajenat Singh, national security adviser Ajit dovar and all those responsible for national security are reviewing all possible options with the goal of restoring the status quo on the Sino Indian border, he said
Sun Weidong, Chinese ambassador to India, said at a video Forum on youth between China and India on the 25th that Chinese and Indian youth should respect and understand each other and build a bridge for people to people exchanges between China and India. According to reports, Ambassador sun Weidong said in the video conference that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India 70 years ago, bilateral relations have undergone tests and should be more resilient and free from temporary interference. In the new century, bilateral relations should continue to move forward, not backward. Not long ago, an unfortunate incident happened in the border area between China and India, which no one wants to see. Now both sides are trying to properly handle it.
Sun Weidong said: we must see that friendly cooperation between China and India is the mainstream and the general trend. Only by seeing this can we maintain objective and rational judgment and correctly handle the differences and differences between the two sides. I believe that the two ancient civilizations of China and India have the wisdom and ability to handle the bilateral relations well. We should have full confidence in the development of China India relations.
Sun Weidong also stressed Chinas position at the meeting: what I want to emphasize here is that Chinas basic policy towards India has not changed. China sees India as a partner, not a rival, and sees India as an opportunity, not a threat. We hope to put the border issue at an appropriate place in bilateral relations, properly handle differences through dialogue and consultation, and push bilateral relations back on track at an early date.
Five rounds of negotiations failed
So far, the Indian army and PLA commanders have held five rounds of negotiations, but failed to resolve the crisis. Previously, India believed that China invaded the actual control line along a large area of the eastern border of Ladakh. At the end of the last round of negotiations, an official Indian source explained to the Hindustan Times: the negotiations are deadlocked because the Indian army insists that the PLA must withdraw to the positions it occupied before April 2020, and China is not willing to restore the status quo in some areas. But the actual control line is a basically uncertain boundary line separating the territory of India and China.
What are the military options?
Military options are not specific to hot spots, said brigadier general Anil Gupta. Generally, this option is not used in the area of the conflict. On the surface, military choice includes everything from bargaining to total war. It may also be carried out by air or sea using the Indian air force or the Indian Navy. Brigadier general Gupta said the governments instructions to the military will depend on the extent to which they want to trigger an escalation of the conflict.
My best guess is that this will not be a full-scale military retaliation, but a limited action in places where Chinas strength is weak. Sameer Patil, an international securities expert at gateway house, a Mumbai think-tank, said: we obviously want to score where China is at a disadvantage, and we certainly dont want to risk going into places where they are superior.
At the same time, experts believe that although there have been at least five rounds of talks at the medium level, the possibility of disengagement and relaxation of tension is unlikely because both sides are ready for the winter.
India will withdraw from the multinational military exercises China will participate in