The Galwan valley faceoff between India and China was a major incident, it shook not only the two nations but the whole dia and China are the top two most populous countries, while China is already an established superpower, India is emerging as a frontrunner to be one soon.
The 20 Martyrs who laid the supreme sacrifice, Initiated a nationwide wave of Nationalism. Indians started boycotting Chinese products and services and Both the nations will suffer a great deal by the aftermath of the Faceoff.
For understanding is further we first need to know what exactly is the issue between The two nations.
• The policy:-
Well, all are very well aware of the Chinese policy to expand and dominate, this policy has victimized many, examples being Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and lastly In the dia.
• The Cause:-
This incident took place amid de-escalation process, India is constructing a Road to connect Northern command of Indian Army to Daulat-Beg-Oldie which is part of Aksai Chin still under Indian Control, This road has major strategic importance as it can serve as a supply road to stop any Chinese Aggression if required, it will also allow India a better and efficient Coverage of the complete Area. China is of the view that this is an inappropriate move and hence Peoples Liberation Army which is the Defense force of China increased its deployment in this region and constructed a new temporary base that is equipped with Artillery Guns and Mechanized Infantry Battalion support. Chinese transgressed to a place near patrol point 14 which is high ground and offers a bird’s eye view of the Indian developments India replied to this Deployment by making mirror deployment, which in general term means putting up an equal number of men and equipment behind our defense lines. The situation kept escalating to that point of pushing and pulling which is sort of a regular exercise on the Line of Actual Control. Watching the fight brew beyond control it was decided to come to a table and discuss matters. A Commander Level Bilateral talk was organized and de-escalation started.
• The incident:-
the talks Chinese Commander promised de-escalation. There is no certified source of information regarding the incident itself, there are many theories floating but the most convincing is that on the due date when the promised mobilization of Chinese troops didn’t occur, Colonel Santosh Babu ( Cobirdspoint accompanied by a patrolling party went to check the matter. The Chinese Troops were prepared and ambushed Indian Soldiers.
The Indian troops called for backup and reinforcements were sent. A Street type Brawl occurred and a high no of casualties was reported. India lost twenty of its guardians but china is yet to confirm the numbers.
No bullets were fired in the clash because of the agreement between the two nations signed in 1996 as Confidence Building Measures; instead, stones and clubs were used. According to reports, the Army men died due to injuries sustained from stone-pelting by the Chinese.
• The Resolution
Although high-level efforts (Joint secretary level) are on to defuse the situation, a quick resolution of this standoff at Galway doesn’t seem likely now. Chances are that it could be prolonged impasse, with India unlikely to budge even as China appears unwilling to pull back. China’s state-run newspaper Global Times has already made a false claim that “clashes were triggered by Indian troops as they crossed over to the Chinese side and carried out attacks on Chinese soldiers.”
• The Impacts
It will impact both the nation as economies of both are interdependent to such extent that it is very unlikely that India or China Will thrive without mutual Support. India is now working on improving trade deficit and an increase in import tariffs of Chinese Goods is on cards.
We can just hope the situation reverts back to normal very soon because India already is suffering a great deal from the COVID19 pandemic. But if the question will be raised against Indian integrity, India is well equipped and completely capable of answering.