Indian soldiers disembark from a military transport plane on September 15
According to reports, the Indian side is preparing to deploy its troops on the dangerous high-altitude border throughout the winter. We have responded to the increase in Chinese troops, Indian officials said, adding that the Indian military was fully prepared but did not want the conflict to escalate or continue.
According to Indian officials, temperatures in the Ladakh area can drop far below freezing, and troops are usually deployed at altitudes of more than 15000 feet (about 4572 meters), where oxygen is scarce. According to the report, the Indian military has delivered more than 150000 tons of materials to the region.
According to Reuters, on the morning of the 15th local time, Indian air force large transport planes carrying personnel and materials landed successively at a base in the Ladakh area. According to the report, a large amount of food including pistachio nuts, instant noodles and Indian curry has been prepared in the storage facilities of a supply depot. At another base nearby, tents, heaters, winter clothes and aerial equipment were stacked together.
At present, the border situation between China and India continues to be tense. On the afternoon of September 15, local time, Indian defense minister rajnat Singh delivered a speech on the Sino Indian border issue in parliament, saying that both China and India believe that maintaining peace and tranquility in the border area between China and India is of great importance to the further development of bilateral relations.
On September 4, State Councilor and defense minister Wei Fenghe held a meeting with Indian defense minister rajenat Singh. Wei Fenghe said that the recent bilateral military relations have been seriously affected by border issues, and it is very important for defense ministers of the two countries to exchange candid views on relevant issues face to face. The cause and the truth of the current tension on the border between China and India are very clear, and the responsibility lies entirely with India. No inch of Chinas territory can be lost. The Chinese army is fully determined, capable and confident to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity. The two sides should conscientiously implement the important consensus reached by President Xi Jinping and Premier Modi, and persist in resolving problems through dialogue and consultation. It is hoped that the Indian side will strictly abide by a series of agreements and agreements reached by both sides, earnestly strengthen the control of the front-line forces, do not cross the current line of actual control, do not take any action that may cause the situation to rise, and do not deliberately hype and disseminate negative information. The two sides should focus on China India relations and the overall situation of regional peace and stability, make joint efforts and go in the opposite direction, promote the current situation to cool down and ease as soon as possible, and maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas between China and India.
Indias first official statement: causing heavy casualties to the PLA!
On June 15, there was a confrontation in garwan, and the Indian army caused heavy casualties to the Chinese army.
Some people say that the biggest Indian blow in history has been born.
This is a briefing given by Indias defense minister to members of Parliament. Of course, immediately after that, he emphasized the importance of peaceful settlement of the border crisis.
The speech was widely reported as the first official statement of the Indian government since the confrontation between China and India.
What is Singh trying to say? What is Indias situation behind this statement? What is the actual situation at the Sino Indian border?
Indias Federal Parliament, which has been suspended since the outbreak in March, has finally resumed its session. On the 15th, the lower house of the Indian Federal Parliament was reconvened.
For the Chinese, the most concerned is that Indian Defense Minister Singh made a speech at the meeting on the military confrontation between China and India in the Liecheng area.
Indian media said that this is the first official statement issued by the Indian government since the continuous confrontation between China and India along the actual control line in the east of Ladakh, which is of great significance.
Singhs speech was not long. On the one hand, he publicized how the Indian side was reasonable and how brave, and tried to shift the responsibility for the tension in the border areas to China. His criticism was that China has broken the previous agreement, saying that behind the Indian army, there are 1.3 billion Indian people and India is ready to deal with everything.
On the other hand, Singh also stressed the need to resolve disputes by peaceful means, and said, in the past, the long-term confrontation between China and China has been peacefully resolved. Even though the situation this year is quite different in terms of the number of troops involved and the number of friction points involved, we are still committed to a peaceful settlement.
It should be said that the content of Singhs speech is consistent with the main tone of India since this period of time. His final goal is to solve the border issue through negotiation. This part of his speech is for the Chinese side;
As for the former part of throwing the pot and putting out harsh words, it is for India and the international community to package India as a victim to transfer the pressure on modi government in India.
In fact, since the confrontation between China and India, people from modi to Singh have made many speeches on the border issue. However, different from the previous speech of beating chicken blood, Singh provided some specific details from the Indian side.
Among them, Singh mentioned in his speech that there was a confrontation in garwan on June 15, and the Indian army caused heavy casualties to the Chinese army.
I want to make sure that we are ready to deal with any situation.
But the Chinese all laughed.
To be frank, there is not much new content in Singhs speech.
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress party, has been asking the modi government to explain clearly Chinas aggression along the actual control line. He also accused the government of being suspected of helping China hide the truth..
On the first day of the meeting, that is, on the 14th, Congress party leaders repeatedly tried to raise this issue in the house of Commons, but was rejected by the speaker because this issue is very sensitive and needs to be handled with caution.
Subsequently, the Congress Party criticized modis government for trying to undermine the oppositions real concern. Some media said that Singhs speech was under the pressure of Parliament.
But in fact, among the three major issues proposed by the opposition parties, China related issues ranked last.
Ahead of it are the epidemic and the economy.
India, which has been caught up in the epidemic, is about to break through 5 million people.
The number is expected to continue to rise, with more than 90000 new confirmed cases in recent days, after it was predicted that India would catch up with the United States in three to four weeks.
Modi posted a video on instagram last month walking around his official residence with peacocks. Rahul Gandhi criticized that Indians could only survive on their own, because the prime minister is busy teasing peacocks..
Even the meeting itself cannot escape the shadow of the epidemic. According to reports, 56 people, including 25 members of Parliament, were positive in tests conducted in the parliament building as of December 12.
Meanwhile, affected by the epidemic, Indias GDP shrank by 23.9% in the second quarter, the worst performance since the data was released in 1996 - it is well known that the real outbreak in India actually occurred in the third quarter.
In any case, the outbreak has exposed Indias appalling social mobilization.
This kind of mobilization force projected into the military field is a countrys war mobilization force.
Also on the 14th, modi delivered a short speech before the parliament was held.
Instead of directly expressing any attitude on the situation between China and India, he made a detour and beat the front-line soldiers with blood.
Our soldiers stand at the border with great courage, enthusiasm and firm determination to defend the motherland, he said. Theyre standing on the high ground, and its going to snow in a few days. Similarly, I believe that Parliament will send a message with one voice, that is, stand firmly behind the soldiers guarding our border.
No wonder modi mentioned the weather in particular. After all, the coming severe winter is the biggest test for the Indian army.
However, when the snowflakes are drifting and the north wind is bleak, I dont know whether chicken blood is easy to use.
Whether in terms of military strength or social comprehensive strength, Chinas superiority is overwhelming.
It is this advantage that supports Chinas rationality even in the face of constant friction. This is the broadness of the strong.
On the one hand, in the military field, the PLA has continuously released a strong deterrent force.
Since September, the Western Theater has conducted several drills in high altitude areas, including the discover and destroy red arrow-10 anti tank missile exercise, multi arms all element three-dimensional capture and control exercise, and air drop hot food logistics supply exercise.
On the 14th, the Chinese Embassy in India published the contents of a recent conversation by Ambassador sun Weidong, in which he reiterated Chinas view on China India Relations: China and India are partners rather than rivals, opportunities rather than threats.
China and India want peace and no conflict; they want win-win cooperation, not zero sum games; they need trust, not suspicion; China India relations should move forward, not retreat, he said. If the two countries implement the consensus reached at the bilateral foreign ministers meeting and implement them to the front-line forces and adhere to dialogue and negotiation, they can overcome difficulties.
This is another release of goodwill from China after the foreign ministers of China and India reached a five point consensus.
Since the foreign ministers meeting, there has been no direct conflict between the two sides. Moreover, it is revealed that the PLA has gained a confrontation advantage at multiple points, and the Indian army has not been able to take advantage of it in the end.
Indian media also quoted sources as saying that the two sides will hold long-awaited military commander level talks, although the date has not yet been set, but is likely to be this week.
In the long run, the impasse will continue for some time, but it will eventually pass.
China, which has basically got rid of the epidemic, maintains firm confidence in both the PLA and the diplomatic team.
India, on the other hand, tries to show its strength to the outside world in the clamor of the outbreak of the epidemic and the cliff like economic decline, but it is too shy to take the corresponding capital.