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#1 Bruce M Cow

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 06:12 PM

For the first time since the Kargil intrusions of 1999, Indian territory is in the hands of foreign soldiers. Starting in the third week of April, more than 5,000 Chinese soldiers of China's People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have intruded into five points in Ladakh – four along the Galwan River, and one near the Pangong Lake.

While patrol intrusions from both sides are routine in areas where the Line of Actual Control (LAC) – the de facto border between India and China – is disputed, the LAC in the Galwan Valley corresponds to China’s official claim line.

That means that, in sending thousands of PLA troops three-to-four kilometres into the Galwan Valley, China has violated its own claim line and occupied territory that Beijing itself has traditionally acknowledged to be Indian.

This is not shaping up like a routing patrol confrontation, or even a temporary occupation of disputed territory of the kind that took place in Depsang in 2013, or in Chumar in 2014. This time the PLA soldiers are digging defences, preparing bunkers, moving in heavy vehicles and have reportedly even moved artillery guns to the rear (albeit in their own territory) to support the intruders, say the sources.

The Chinese have pitched close to a hundred tents at four points on the Galwan River between Patrolling Point 14 (PP 14) and another location called Gogra.

Indian troops in the area were taken by surprise when a large Chinese force crossed the LAC into the Galwan area in late April. Since then, Indian forces have not challenged or confronted the PLA.

Sources say the PLA is expanding its presence. There are fresh reports that the PLA has already initiated another infiltration into another sector in Southern Ladakh.

The Pangong Lake intrusion has been especially bloody for the Indian soldiers there. Sources say 72 Indian soldiers were injured in the confrontation and some of them needed to be flown to hospitals in Leh, Chandi Mandir and Delhi.

The PLA intrusions into Ladakh do not appear to be a localized operation, since they are spread across the area of responsibility of different PLA brigades and division. That suggests centralized coordination from at least the PLA’s theatre command.

Contacted for confirmation, senior officers in the army’s public information directorate declined to comment. Sources say the prime minister’s office (PMO) and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval are overseeing the Indian response.

At the local military level, which falls under the ambit of the Leh Corps Commander, there is little contact with the Chinese. It is learnt that the PLA has stopped responding to Indian requests for flag meetings under the mutual protocol termed the “Border Management Posture” (BMP). “It is a stand-off in which there is presently no communication,” says a senior military officer.

The unusual level of Chinese aggression is illustrated by an incident at the end of April when two Chinese helicopter chased off an Indian helicopter in which the Leh Corps Commander was surveying Indian positions near the Pangong Lake.

The army admits that there was an incident involving helicopters from both sides, but states it was a “coincidence” that the Chinese helicopters were there. The Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria admitted in an interview this week that there was Chinese helicopter activity in the area, but claimed that the IAF was taking “necessary action”.

There is little clarity within government about why the Chinese have triggered this intrusion, along with another simultaneously in Sikkim. Some officials speculate that Beijing is punishing New Delhi for publishing a revised map of the former state of Jammu & Kashmir in November, which showed Aksai Chin – which both countries claim, but China occupies – as a part of India. 

Another viewpoint holds that the traditionally peaceful Galwan River has now become a hotspot because it is where the LAC is closest to the new road India has built along the Shyok River to Daulet Beg Oldi (DBO) -- the most remote and vulnerable area along the LAC in Ladakh.

Along the 800 kilometre LAC in Ladakh, there have traditionally been just five trouble spots, where the two sides dispute the LAC. These are Chumar, Demchok, Pangong and two places near DBO. The PLA’s ingress into the Galwan River valley opens up a new and worrying chapter.

 


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#2 shaktiman

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 06:31 PM

Border clashes are common but recently more serious
Never know about these things and India being chummy with the U.S. probably makes China uncomfortable.
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 07:59 PM





Interesting chess game...

India has contracted to purchase Russia's S-400 missile system causing the US to threaten sanctions against India.


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#4 Atossa

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 08:06 PM




Senior US Official: No Blanket Waiver for India on S-400 Buy

" A senior U.S. State Department official has once more reiterated that sanctions may be imposed following India's acquisition of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems. "

January 10, 2020

" India will not receive a blanket sanction waiver should it proceed with purchasing the Russian-made Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumf air defense systems (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) for service in the Indian Air Force (IAF), a senior U.S. State Department official reiterated in a briefing with reporters on January 8."

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" India and Russia signed a $5.5 billion contract for five S-400 squadrons in 2018 during a bilateral summit between the two countries. India made a $800 million advance payment in November 2019. Deliveries of the first systems are expected to begin in October of this year and will be completed by 2025, according to according to the head of Russian defense industrial group Rostec, Sergey Chemezov."

more at link

https://thediplomat....a-on-s-400-buy/



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 12:22 AM

 

Ladakh :China's People’s Liberation Army (PLA)

 

‘Categorically Deny This’: Army Dismisses Reports of Detention of Indian Soldiers by China
The Army further said that it only hurts national interests when media publishes 'unsubstantiated news.'
Updated: May 24, 2020 3:35 PM IST
By India.com News Desk
Edited by Karan Manral
'Categorically Deny This': Army Dismisses Reports of Detention of Indian Soldiers by China
New Delhi: The Army on Sunday officially denied reports that its patrol party was detained briefly in Ladakh and later released by the Chinese troops earlier this week, adding that it hurts national interests when media publishes ‘unsubstantiated news.’
In a statement today, Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand said, “There has been no detention of Indian soldiers at the China border. We categorically deny this. It only hurts national interests when media outlets publish unsubstantiated news.”
    There has been no detention of Indian soldiers at the China border. We categorically deny this. It only hurts national interests when media outlets publish unsubstantiated news: Indian Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand pic.twitter.com/1xx3UhYF0i

    — ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2020

Notably, the official confirmation by the Army came after clarification by government sources in this regard last night.
The incident is reported to have taken place even as the two countries are currently involved in a face-off on at least three points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)-the de facto border between them-in Ladakh. Of these, it is Galwan Valley, where the situation is said to be particularly tense.
The Chinese troops are reported to have intruded into the Indian territory though is yet to be officially confirmed by the government. On Friday, Army Chief General MM Naravane dashed to Ladakh-based 14 Corps to take stock of the situation.
Earlier this month, the Indian and Chinese armies had clashed in Ladakh and north Sikkim. In Ladakh only, Indian Air Force (IAF) fighters had to be scrambled after Chinese helicopters were spotted there. In April also, there were two separate intrusions by Chinese choppers in Himachal Pradesh.
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Army Chief Visits Ladakh to Review Ongoing Stand-off at LAC With Chinese Troops
Sources said there is stand-off situation at three locations including the Galwan Nala area where over 300 troops each from the Chinese side have come to stake claim.
Published: May 23, 2020 2:34 PM IST
By India.com News Desk
Army Chief Visits Ladakh to Review Ongoing Stand-off at LAC With Chinese Troops
Army Chief General MM Naravane (Image Credit: ANI).
New Delhi: Army Chief General MM Naravane on Friday visited Leh to review the ongoing stand-off at three locations in the Ladakh sector with Chinese troops. He was accompanied by Northern Command Chief Lt Gen YK Joshi. As per reports, the visit was not publicised as no photographs or details were released by the Army.
Sources said there is stand-off situation at three locations including the Galwan Nala area where over 300 troops each from the Chinese side have come to stake claim.
The Indian Army field Commanders have been holding talks with their Chinese counterparts on the situation and finding a way out of it, the sources said.
The stand-offs have taken place mainly due to Chinese objection to Indian road construction activities in the Galwan Nala area and the DBO sector.
As per the sources, it was after the Chinese infrastructure development that the Indian side also built proper network of roads on its side of the LAC using the Border Roads Organisation.
Even though the Chinese choppers have been flying close to the Indian patrolling line in the Galwan Nala area, they raise objections over Indian flying activities in the area.
Efforts are underway to deescalate the situation.

(With ANI inputs)
 


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