An Obstinate China Blames Failed Talks On India’s Unreasonable Demands
The Chinese Government in its frustration has used harshly worded statement on China and India failing to reach an agreement during their latest round of corps commander-level talks at Moldo in Occupied Ladakh. This indicates subtle change of attitude of China toward India, as now the PLA has understood that its salami slicing tactics days are over. India has shown staunch determination to protect its territorial and sovereign integrity against the Chinese hordes.
The Galwan incident in 2020, itself was a fall out of Chinese perceived humiliation at Doklam and in Maldives. Then after receiving a sound thrashing at Galwan and in Sikkim a few days before, the PLA had not refrained from triggering new incidents along the LAC. They continuing with this even now.
Defence experts have warned of the risks of a new conflict. India after strengthening its defences along the LAC is now concentrating in building up its offensive capabilities to liberate all of Occupied Ladakh when the time comes. Such capabilities will also be of great help to the Tibetans when they decide to throw out the Chinese who have subjugated them since mid 1950s. A confident and resolute India has rightly refused to give in to China’s arrogant demands at the negotiating table.
China and India held the 13th round of corps commander-level talks at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Chinese Occupied Ladakh on Sunday, during which the Chinese kept making unrealistic demands, adding difficulties to the negotiations. This was probably done knowingly on the instructions of the newly appointed Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Commander. This hawkish stance may win him favours from Xi Jinping but did not impress the GOC 14 Corps of the Indian Army.
Taking into consideration of the overall situation in China-India ties and the relations between the two countries’ militaries, India has made tremendous efforts to ease border tensions and fully demonstrated its sincerity but to no avail.
Unlike 1962, now India is unwavering in its determination to safeguard its sovereignty, and hopes China will not misjudge the situation and vacate all areas of Ladakh at the earliest and then be ready to mark the Indo Tibetan border on ground and map. Also the Tibet China border too should get marked on ground and map.
As for the nature of the “unreasonable” and “unrealistic” demands, India has as a first step proposed returning to the pre-April 2020 positions in the western section along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Then in the next phase things can go back to the situation as it was before the 1962 China-India war. In the third phase, the Indo Tibetan border may get marked physically on ground itself.
China has started suffering from power shortage and a sluggish economy due to reduction in exports and cut in manufacturing. Even the Wuhan Virus situation is still lingering,so the best way to deflect the situation is to show aggression at Taiwan and India simultaneously. This is where Xi has gone ahead and made a very serious mistake. Now his position has become shaky within the Party itself.
After many rounds of military and diplomatic talks over the past year aimed at resolving the issue, some achievements were reached, which included the disengagement in locations such as the Pangong Lake. However, a full disengagement is yet to be realized.
Just prior to the strongly worded Chinese statement after the 13th round of corps commander-level talks came, the PLA had once again tried its stale tactics in the Zangnan area in Tibet for incursions into Arunachal Pradesh of India.
In response, the Indian military detained a large number of PLA soldiers. Though after local level Commanders talks, the detained Chinese Soldiers were released and escorted back into Tibet.
Though the PLA claimed in a statement that Chinese border troops were conducting a routine patrol on September 28 in the Dongzhang area on the Chinese side of the Tibet -India border and encountered unreasonable obstruction from the Indian military. The Chinese officers and soldiers took resolute countermeasures and returned after the patrol mission was completed, the Chinese military source said.
Chinese did not clarify as to how they completed their MISSION when stopped by the Indian Army ??!!!