Let the military prove its worth

Let the military prove its worth

New Delhi needs to give the military planners a free hand and not be overly considerate of China’s sensitivities

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India-China relations | India China border row | Chinese incursion in Ladakh

Ajai Shukla
The situation in Ladakh can best be described as one of “ugly stability”. There is no fighting but Indian and Chinese troops continue to confront each other in several places, despite limited withdrawals by both sides in three sub-sectors.

The Line of Actual Control (LAC) that has long constituted the de facto Sino-Indian boundary would be effectively redrawn in Ladakh to China’s benefit if Beijing does not withdraw. This is not the first time after the 1962 war that India has lost territory here. China’s creeping acquisition, which involves gaining control of …

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First Published: Thu, July 16 2020. 22:22 IST

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