India is not going to ease China’s tensions over LAC this time. Things are going to turn harder and fearful for the dragon nation. After the horrible and unexpected incident that took place in Ladakh’s LAC and after losing the lives hundreds of soldiers the tensions between the two countries have increased and has became intense. This time India is not going to give any space to China for doing its horrible and illegal mischief. The conditions at the LAC in Ladakh’s high altitudes have become a lot strict and tough; and there is no way the Indian army is going to back off from there.
China is being continuously asked by India to withdraw its troops; and restore status quo ante along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
After a consultative meeting among top officials from the Army, external affairs and defence ministries on Monday; an official quoted that the LAC is just simply non-negotiable. The Indian army troops are not going to back off and will remain intact in eastern Ladakh till the Chinese soldiers withdraw from the border.
An inter-ministerial meeting which is a smaller version of the high-powered China Study Group was led by national security advisor Ajit Doval. And, came ahead of diplomatic talks through the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) later this week.
The fact is that nothing is working in this case neither the talks nor the threats. Five rounds of top-level military talks that held between the rival corps commanders were nothing but a failure. As all of them failed to break the deadlock in the stalled troop disengagement in Pangong Tso and Gogra as well as; they failed to deescalate the rival military build-ups in the strategically located Depsang Plains-Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector.
It is the fourth month of the military confrontation and China is still rigid in its illogical decision to forcibly push the LAC westwards. Thus, India too has gone rigid with its decisions. The military troops with a massive advance winter stocking exercise for its 30,000 soldiers are all deployed in Ladakh. An official has mentioned that this is going to require top-level political-diplomatic interventions; since all the military talks have failed to make any decision with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
But the PLA has refused in all the talks about the withdrawal to eastwards from the 8-km stretch it has occupied from “Finger-4” to “Finger-8”; after they built up fortifications and gun positioning in the bank of Pangong Tso since early-May.
Additional brigades have been deployed by India and the T-90S main battle tank regiment in the Depsang plateau; which is located at an altitude of 16,000 feet. It provides access to the DBO advance landing ground and the critical Karakoram Pass in the north.