political diplomacy

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi paying tributes to the Martyrs during the Virtual Conference with the Chief Ministers, in New Delhi on June 17, 2020

Conflict at the Indo China border: Why conflict during de-escalation at the LOC with China

The death of 20 soldiers on the Indo Chinese border at the LAC during the ‘de-escalation’ of the forces is shocking, to say the least. The incident is reported to be of 15-16th June night and as per reports, not a single bullet was fired. The government did not say anything except that during the day the army made a press Release suggesting that a violent face-off happened in the mid of night 15-16 June between Indian and Chinese troops in which two soldiers and one colonel of Indian army was killed. After the entire day speculation, there was another press release suggesting that 20 Indian soldiers have been killed in the scuffle and 43 Chinese men too were either hurt or killed. There were reports of Chinese aggression in Doklam, Sikkim about a couple of years back and that time too it was reported that both the armies were fighting hand to hand with each other but then the ‘political diplomacy‘ of both the government continued. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been over-eager to welcome Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping. Chinese backstabbing has always been like that and one should not forget what happened in 1964. India and China were supposed to be great friends and a slogan like Hindi-Chini Bhai were the order of the day. Chinese premier had visited India and was welcomed here. भारत-चीन सीमा क्षेत्रों की स्थिति पर प्रधानमंत्री का वक्तव्य Attacking the Indian side and then blaming being attacked is the favourite Chinese position. Since 1964, the situation was tense but no fire was shot except in 1975 as Ajay Shukla writes in the Business Standard says that “This is the first deadly clash on the 3,488-kilometre disputed border since four Assam Rifles jawans were ambushed and killed by Chinese border guards in October 1975”. Fact of the matter is that the Chinese government realises the international importance of these locations. They want to surround India and reach out to all our neighbouring countries with him the current government has not been able to maintain a cordial relationship. Our phobia with Pakistan notwithstanding, we…