To talk about the heavy news that happened in 2020, then the China-Indian border conflict must be “on the list.”
On June 15th, in the Kalwan River valley area on the China-Indian border, the Indian army deliberately crossed the line to launch a provocation, causing bloody conflict. Since then, China and India have held many talks, each of which has attracted the attention of all parties, but it seems that they have had little effect. Later, with the intervention of the United States, the situation between China and India became more confusing.
With the attention of all parties, the eighth China-India talks were successfully launched.
According to Indian media reports, due to the failure of the latest round of military commander-level talks to bring about a breakthrough, the confrontation between India and China in the eastern part of the so-called “Ladakh” will continue into winter. The Indian media also stated that the talks started at 9:30 in the morning and ended at 7 in the evening. The latest round of military commander-level talks did not achieve any breakthroughs.
It is reported that Menon, the new commander of the 14th Army of India, led a delegation to attend the talks for the first time. He had previously participated in the 6th and 7th rounds of the commander-level talks as a member of the Indian delegation. Officials familiar with the development said that the most important thing at the moment is to reduce the number of front-line troops, which is the first step towards disengagement.
In this regard, some experts said that negotiation and dialogue are channels for the front-line forces of China and India to communicate with each other. Keeping the negotiation itself means that neither China nor India wants to intensify conflicts and prevent their differences from becoming conflicts. Experts also believe that the strengthening of the relationship between the United States and India will have a certain impact on the progress of the China-Indian border talks.
The author still remembers that during the seventh China-India talks, there was a public opinion saying that “the seventh round of the China-India military commander-level talks will be opened, or it will be the last chance for China-India peace to conclude.” Because after the seventh China-Indian talks, they changed. Menon, a hardliner against China, “played”. Although the eighth China-India talks were not as severe as predicted by public opinion, it seems that the talks did not bring a breakthrough either.
Indian soldiers in the extreme cold of the plateau
Currently, India and China currently have more than 50,000 soldiers in the confrontation area, and they have deployed tanks, howitzers and other heavy weapons. In particular, India has no intention of giving up. It is reported that India’s first chief of defense staff, Rawat, analyzed the situation on the China-Indian border in an online speech, and his words were very tough.
He believes that “the current situation around Kashmir, but we will not agree to any changes in the line of actual control, India rejects any request for withdrawal of troops.” “From overall security considerations, cross-border conflicts, border conflicts, and some tactical military actions may be triggered. Larger conflicts.”
To put it simply, knowing that the situation is tense, but the Indian army refused to withdraw and slammed to the end!
The author is thinking, when the tension is released during the China-India talks, where does this chief of defense staff come from?
It is undeniable that India currently has 90,000 soldiers deployed in the Kashmir Highlands, and the first batch of “Extended Cold Weather Soldier Dress System” ordered from the United States has been distributed to all units. Currently, 60,000 soldiers have been equipped with warm clothing. The remaining 30,000 sets of gaps will also “arrive” within one month.
In addition, the Indian military believes that it has a mountain division that specializes in performing tasks on the plateau and has more practical experience. The aviation force has been stationed at the Leh base for a long time. The Indian military believes that it has a great advantage in the Kashmir area.
On the one hand, the US military’s “sending charcoal in the snow”, on the other hand, relying on its own fascinating self-confidence, it is not surprising that India has the idea of ”no concessions”.
Besides, India, which has “made in all nations” weapons, just received three Rafale fighters with “mind to heart” in November, which made India even more “fluttered”.
French Rafale fighter
It is reported that India’s 17th “Golden Arrow” Squadron has been equipped with 8 Rafale fighters. This fighter is no less flexible than light fighters. Objectively speaking, the combat effectiveness is still good. At present, the Indian Air Force deploys all eight Rafale fighters at the Ambala base, which is only 300 kilometers away from the border line. Rafales can launch air strikes on this area at any time.
Coupled with the frantic praise from the Indian media, the Indian army is even more convinced that the Rafale can give the Indian military an advantage in Kashmir.
However, the author believes that India has always been highly self-reliant.
The world’s worst high-altitude snow-capped mountain environment maintains the continuous presence of tens of thousands of troops. This is no small matter for any country. This means that front-line troops have to face the harsh test of nature, and the national logistics also needs to pay a huge amount. Hard work.
A corner of our army’s cold-proof shelter
Since India has been insincere, it seems that India’s Chinese and Indian troops are likely to spend this severe winter on the plateau.
It is reported that the winter of 2020 will be relatively cold in the past few years. From the released satellite photos, it is easy to see that the area where the two sides confronted in August was still a large area of land, but by the end of October, the entire area was all They are all covered by snow, and the weather conditions are really bad.
It has just entered November, and the true power of the cold winter is not yet here. In extremely cold conditions, it will be very difficult for Indian soldiers to spend several months in tents. Today’s border confrontation is not only a competition of the will of the two sides, but also a competition of the logistics and even the overall national strength of the two sides. In these two aspects, our military and our country will not be inferior to India.
And what did India gain from this “persistence”? Whether it’s throwing money at the border or “selling” to the United States, India has “lost his wife and broke down”!
We have always hoped that the standoff can be ended as soon as possible. At present, it seems that the People’s Liberation Army in the border areas may have difficulty reuniting with their families during the Spring Festival in 2020.
The Indian media also pointed out that the Indian army has begun to formulate a summer strategy for Ladakh, and is considering expanding its permanent deployment in the region, but there is no immediate plan to resolve it.
Some experts believe that the current China-Indian border negotiations, with the involvement of the United States, India and the United States have almost reached an “alliance”, which to a certain extent has made India more “confident”, which has turned the China-India talks into a protracted “marathon.” , The two sides are also prepared for a long-term confrontation, and no one will easily make concessions.
China has always dealt with diplomatic issues in a peaceful and inclusive manner, but this does not mean that other countries can be allowed to infringe our sovereign rights and interests. We do not cause trouble, but we are not afraid of it! I hope India will not act rashly, otherwise it will pay a serious price.