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    As going gets tough – soft options beckon China


    September 22, 2020 11:43:00 am





    As going gets tough – soft options beckon China
    China, which enjoyed the first mover advantage, finds itself now facing well-postured Indian troops hugging the mountainous terrain of the Himalayas. (File photo)

    Written by Lt Gen Virin Dhir (retd)

    The PLA (People's Liberation ) launched its operations in Galwan valley in June ‘20 with an element of surprise. The bloody clash left a number of soldiers dead on both sides. While the diplomatic dialogue as well as build up has since continued side-by-side, no tangible progress towards disengagement has been seen. China continues to ferry more troops and equipment into the Western Theatre Command.

    At the same time, has acted in a proactive manner to consolidate its position on the heights bordering the South bank of Pangong Tso. It has bolstered its strength in critical sectors along the complete stretch of the Northern border. The mobilisation and deployment of its and naval resources has taken place.

    China, which enjoyed the first mover advantage, finds itself now facing well-postured Indian troops hugging the mountainous terrain of the Himalayas. The combat situation hangs in a delicate balance. As time slips by, the fault lines in the PLA have started surfacing. At the soldier's level, there are major issues of poor training and lack of…

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