“India vs China”, It can be prolonged.

500 years before the birth of Jesus, China’s famous military general Sun Xu wrote in the book The Art of War, “The best art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting.” Even after hundreds of years, the things of this book are considered iron in China, just as Chanakya policy is considered in India.
To understand the currently ongoing border tension between India and China, perhaps ‘this fine art of war’ also needs to be kept in mind. The current situation is that after the Kargil build-up on the border with Pakistan in 1999, it may be the largest gathering of soldiers from neighboring country on any border of India.
The border between India and China is called the Line of Actual Control or LAC i.e. the actual situation after the 1962 war. Sources in the Ministry of Defense say that it began in the third week of April when the “line of actuarial control on the Ladakh border” showed an increase in the number of troops and heavy trucks on the Chinese side.
Since then, the movements of Chinese troops have been reported on the border in May, there were reports of Chinese soldiers patrolling the lake that determines the border in Ladakh. The seriousness of the matter can be gauged from the fact that a few days ago, Army Chief General Naravane visited the border.
The current tension also increased when on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping ‘instructed the army to be ready’ without naming any country. During this period, the meetings of the heads of the three armies were going on in Delhi. Apart from Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, he also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The case also caught on internationally when US President Donald Trump offered to mediate in the Indo-China border dispute for the first time.
In 2017, videos of boxing, scuffle and snatching between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Doklam area went viral, and the clash ended several days later. Although the history of border dispute between India and China is decades old, but there are three major reasons for the latest tension.
Obviously, the first reason is strategic. These are two such neighbours whose number of troops is said to be first and second in the world and among whom there is a long history of conflict. This time also the same areas are again in discussion where in 1962 there has been a war between the two and China has claimed that it had also won. The major cause of stress in the last few years may also be the accelerated construction work in Indian border areas. Defense expert Ajay Shukla says that ‘roads are a big reason’.
He said, “Galvan Valley, which was generally peaceful, has now become a hotspot as it is the actual Line of Control along which India has constructed a road from Shiyok River to Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO). LAC area of ​​the whole of Ladakh. This is the most inaccessible area in India. ” Almost all the experts also agree that the construction and maintenance in the border areas of China has always been better. Even in the basic facilities of the border areas, China has been ahead of India.
Former VP Malik, the former chief of the Indian Army, feels, “There is another reason for the increased uneasiness of China. One way of the Chinese army has been creeping (crawling forward).” Inclusion of jurisdiction. But its options are becoming less because now development is taking place on the Indian border and access is increasing. “
Senior journalist Rahul Singh, who covers defense-related matters in the Hindustan Times, also agrees and says, “For the last five years, more attention has been focused on improving Indian borders.” According to him, “In the past there have been small skirmishes between the soldiers of both the forces on the border. Even before Doklam, such incidents were reported in Chumar in 2013 and 2014. But the scope of activities this time is huge.”
All the world’s economies have been battling the post-Corona virus for the last five months. Not only have the growth rates of countries like China, USA, Europe, Middle East, India and South Asia have fallen unexpectedly, but governments have had to spend millions of crores of rupees to bring back increasing unemployment and stalled businesses.
Now if India suddenly made a big change in its FDI policy, then it is quite possible that China’s foreign policy is feeling a bit uncomfortable.
Apart from these three, the reason for increased activities on the Indo-China border can also be there and the debate on this will continue.
Former Indian Army Chief General VP Malik admits that “the solution to such disputes can only be diplomatic or political”. But he also said in clear terms that, “In the current dispute, the military solution has failed and wherever the conflict continues, it can be prolonged.”