No Chinese national has ever set a foot in the area till the mid-1950s and it is only due to India’s weakness at that time that Beijing can make this outrageous claim today.
There is naturally an urge to avenge the death of our soldiers. However, India has a lesson to learn here from China.
The People's Liberation Army of China acted in a pre-meditated fashion to move into eastern Ladakh, violating multiple boundary agreements. New Delhi has limited military options to end the stalemate.
The existing structures of India-China ties are not working and give China the latitude to disrupt them when it wants.
In a way, Galwan was the prelude to the 1962 India-China War.
While the world speaks of artificial intelligence and facial recognition, India can't find better ways to monitor unwanted elements on the borders.
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Beijing's protests only strengthen New Delhi's determination to safeguard its territory.
Beijing has repeatedly demonstrated that either it does not respect the agreements it signs or interprets them as it wants.
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Any solution will involve mutual adjustments in west and east - by both Beijing and New Delhi.
It is difficult to believe that the information available with the CIA was unknown to their Indian counterpart.