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S-400 missile to China

The S-400 Triumf, previously known as the S-300PMU-3, is an anti-aircraft weapon system developed in the 1990s by Russia’s Almaz Central Design Bureau as an upgrade of the S-300 family. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007. Considered to be the most advanced missile defense system in the world, the S-400 ‘Triumf’ system is capable of destroying targets at a distance of up to 400 kilometers and a height of up to 30 kilometers.

In 2017, the S-400 was described by The Economist as “one of the best air-defense systems currently made”, and Siemon Wezeman of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said it “is among the most advanced air defense systems available.” China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, India, and Qatar expressed their appreciation for the S-400 system, and China was the first foreign buyer to make a government-to-government deal with Russia in 2014.

Amid a global uproar against China – coronavirus, a military standoff with India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the South China Sea, US – in just the past six months, Moscow has now announced the suspension of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Beijing, with the resumption of deliveries yet to be ascertained.

Russia has announced the suspension of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to China and said the resumption of further deliveries is yet to be ascertained. Citing Chinese newspaper Sohu, UAWire reported, “This time, Russia announced the postponement of the delivery of missiles for the Chinese S-400 system. To a certain extent, we can say that it is for the sake of China. Getting a gun is not as easy as signing an invoice after receiving a weapon.” “They say that the work on delivering these weapons is quite complicated. While China has to send personnel for training, Russia also needs to send a lot of technical personnel to put the weapons into service,” Sohu said.

Post-Russia’s announcement, China has reportedly said that Moscow was forced to make such a decision as it “is worried that the delivery of S-400 missiles at this time will affect the anti-pandemic actions of the People’s Liberation Army and does not want to cause trouble to China.” In 2018, China received the first batch of S-400 missile, a military-diplomatic source told Russia`s TASS news agency. Meanwhile, it should be noted that the suspension comes merely days after Russia had accused China of espionage, despite the two nations sharing considerably good relations over the years. This assertion had come up after Russian authorities had found the president of its St Petersburg Arctic Social Sciences Academy, Valery Mitko handing over classified material to the Chinese intelligence.

China Entering into Its Own Trap

We cannot expect an instant result from Chinese Diplomacy. Chinese are creating issues over the Ladakh border similar to the Doklam issue. Chinese want to pressurize India by this creating controversial concern over the Indo-China border. They want an economical and political deal from India. If there was no bloodbath in the past few years over India-China Border, it does not mean that they are ensuring that there will be no war, no bloodbath in future. China is unable to answer COVID-19. Therefore, China is trying to create conflict in Asia and distract attention from COVID-19. The Chinese government has no answers why did not they provide actual information of COVID-19 beginning. Why there was a delay in this process? Why is China silent about the assassination of the Li-Weinliang, a whistleblower of COVID-19? Corona has created problems for the Indian economy along with the world.

In recent times, China has raised concern in the Galwan. China will not gain profit by war. There must be one more reason behind Chinese activity that insecurity of Kashgar Gwadar Road passing from POK which constructed under the BRI program. India’s policy over PoK never liked by the Chinese government. China never tries to understand Indian points of view over the abrogation of Article 370 and PoK. These are the reason that is China present this issue as a problematic step taken by the Indian government in the UN.

The Global Times, a Chinese newspaper claims that China has sent its troops in Galwan valley due to road construction by Indian soldier. This action has taken under the violation of border control activity. But the construction of roads and bridges were active for a long time ago. In reality, the action taken by the Chinese government is not for the building of roads and bridges in the valley it was for the changing diplomatic nature of the Indian government.
In 1193 and a later agreement was agreed to maintain peace on the border, but even after Indian efforts, China did not agree to mark the ceasefire line. A broad area on the borderline has considered as a border zone in which both parties were patrolling. In this way, China is ignoring the understanding developed by the 1993 agreement. China avoids border demarcation so that it can create a situation of dispute but China, which has brought Pakistan parallel to India, now sees that after Doklam, the thinking of new India has changed. China is amazed to see the rapid increase in the strength and armed forces against the Chinese challenges. If the war happened, then China’s international image will become dusty. If China had to compromise, then he would appear like Joker in the world.

The world stands at the cusp of a new Cold War. China is not the Soviet Union before 1980 that was competing with America. In this cold war, no one has seen with China except North Korea, Pakistan and Iran. This time is the defining time for India. The security of Himalayan borders is no longer the only responsibility of India. Today the world knows the reality of China that it can do anything for its supremacy.