India China Conflict Still Continue Xi Jinping Dilemma Regarding India Persists Even In Third Term

India-China Conflict: Chinese President Xi Jinping has recently taken charge of the country for five years. After this, after the skirmish between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh’s Yangtse at the beginning of this month, there is little chance of melting the snow on the relationship between the two countries in the new year. Relations between Beijing and New Delhi have become strained since China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) attempted to change the status quo in eastern Ladakh in 2020.

Hundreds of Chinese soldiers tried to encroach on the Indian border across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Yangtse. After this, the skirmish between the soldiers of the two countries can affect the efforts to remove the bitterness in the relationship. Both countries had recently managed to agree on military withdrawal from several points in eastern Ladakh through 16 rounds of talks.

Some soldiers from both sides have suffered injuries in the skirmish.

In a statement in Parliament on the December 9 skirmish in the Yangtse in Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had said, Indian Army bravely prevented PLA from encroaching on our territory and allowed them to return to their posts. Compelled to. In this skirmish, some soldiers from both sides have suffered injuries.

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While the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the situation along the border with India was normal, the spokesperson of PLA’s Western Theater Command and Senior Colonel Long Shaohua claimed in a statement that the clash occurred when Indian troops crossed the LAC. But stopped their soldiers patrolling regularly in the Chinese border.

The incident of Yangtse is also important politically

Observers say the PLA statement indicates that the Chinese army may continue with its Ladakh strategy of sending hundreds of troops on patrols to capture key points along the 3,488 km long undemarcated LAC. After the violent clash between the soldiers of India and China in the Galvan Valley in June 2020, it was the biggest clash between the soldiers of the two countries. After the clash in Galvan, there was a rift in the relations between India and China.

India made it clear that peace and harmony on the border is essential for development. The Yangtse incident is also politically significant as it was the first major incident along the India-China border after President Jinping was elected for an unprecedented third five-year term in October.

In the third term of Jinping, new ministers and officials will also be seen holding important posts in China. These include the appointment of a new foreign minister, as Wang Yin, who currently holds the post, has been promoted to the high-level Political Bureau of the CPC.

China should reconsider its policy regarding India

In March next year, after the annual session of China’s Parliament ‘National People’s Congress’, the new cabinet and officials will take over. Observers say that China should reconsider its policy towards India or else China will be embroiled in a tussle with Delhi at a time when its economy is going through a very difficult phase due to the ‘zero-covid’ policy. Along with this, the tension between Beijing and Washington is continuously increasing due to disputes related to Taiwan and South China Sea.

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