India’s “provocations” on the border with China will “destroy” the foundation of mutual trust and undermine bilateral ties, a Chinese analyst said. The statement comes after top Indian Army officials told PTI that the Indian troops have been deployed along the disputed Sino-India border in the Himalayan range to increase their patrolling at a tri-junction of India, China and Myanmar to prevent a repeat of a Doklam-like standoff.
Reacting to India’s increased deployment of troops along the border, Zhao Gancheng, director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Studies at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, claimed that India’s “provocations” on the border will “destroy” the foundation of mutual trust and undermine bilateral ties.
“India keeps enhancing its military deployment along the border because it has never believed the border region will become peaceful,” Zhao was quoted as saying by the Global Times yesterday.
“India thinks that border conflicts with China will eventually happen,” Zhao said.
“India’s provocations will destroy mutual trust and aggravate…