India China stand-off: The hidden intentions

After the one month long tension between India and China at LAC near Ladakh, we are bound to have some questions in our mind. The first question that comes to mind is why we are seeing a clash in an already tough phase.

The main reason for which China is not removing their troops from the Galwan Valley is because India is constructing a road to it. This is the main worry for China. India, however, is not going to stop the construction as China has already built their road to the LAC near Galwan Valley.

The 15th June clash actually shows the level of seriousness from both sides. This time it is not like the usual brawls between the two rísing superpowers. As China is getting greedier day by day, it is creating disturbances to neighbouring countries on all sides.

China has a reputation of backstabbing. But New India is more careful than ever. The Indian army’s morale is at all times high after Surgical strikes 1 & 2. And with a devastating revenge for the Uri and Balakot attacks, the present government under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi has shown tremendous determination to give a befitting reply to aný nation which tries to disturb its peace and prosperity.

This Government has full faith in its abilities and is not defensive but aggressive and this is what makes it a lot difficult for China and Pakistan to infiltrate. Right now, as the Indian army is giving strong treatment to the Chinese troops in Ladakh, the police forces and army together are consistently failing the terrorists in Kashmir.

After a successful surgical strike on Pakistan, Narendra Modi once said, “If Pakistan doesn’t stop their mischievous activities in Kashmir, we may take Balochistan from them too”. This aggressive attitude to make India safer and stronger is what is giving nightmares to PLA and Pakistani army and terrorists.

Now, speaking about the clarity on the 15th June clash about which many Opposition leaders have asked serious questions on why our soldiers did not use weapons during the clash?

However, the answer to the question lies in bilateral agreements between India and China. Responding to their questions, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar clarified that “all troops on border duty always carry arms, especially when leaving post. Those at Galwan on 15 June did so.”

But, the question is how Chinese men were so confident that the Indian army would not use weapons in the brutal attack? Any person who will be attacked secretly will tend to use a gun in self-defence if he carries a gun. According to the report, it was a clash lasting for around four hours. Did China intentionally want India to violate the agreement?

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, on the other hand, made it clear that the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley was a pre-meditated and planned action by China.

Going by the words of PM Modi- “ Hamare jawanon ka balidaan bekar nahi jayega”, some kind of attack is bound to happen anytime soon. After all, this is not the first time he has made this statement!

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.