Chinese troops have ingressed at four major points while Beijing has laid claim to the entire Galwan Valley.
Indian military officials have for long maintained that the armed forces are prepared for a two-front contingency. That moment of truth might be just around the corner.
India Today Editor-in-Chief talks about how India has to maintain its territorial integrity but also has to tread carefully around China, in the June 29, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.
China will face the might of the powerful nation with a strong leader who has vowed to teach the enemy a lesson.
When talks are in progress, it is presumed that disengagement between the armies will be carried out in a controlled manner.
The core issue is that there is no agreed LAC today as both parties have failed to exchange maps; this leaves the space for Beijing to create problems.
Given China’s unpredictable leadership, India should follow Sun Tzu’s advice in eastern Ladakh. We need to be patient, inscrutable, deceptive and keep our plans unfathomable.
With 2020 marking the 70th anniversary of India-China friendly ties, peace should be the bottom line.