India has firmly told the Chinese side to vacate Finger 5 area in Pangong lake. India has occupied several dominating heights close to China’s existing positions at finger 4, north bank of Pangong Lake.
Disengagement in Ladakh is just the first step, that too at just two friction points, South and North Pangong Tso. A full follow-up of numerous events is awaited.
The clashes in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh have claimed 20 Indian lives, the first incident of fatalities on the India-China border in 45 years. China has revived its claim on the entire Galwan Valley and has asked India to pull back from the areas.
There is no inevitability of war but the standoff is unlikely to end soon. China has faced setbacks and that is unacceptable for a superpower in the making
Who benefits if the reputation of some of India’s largest business houses is deliberately damaged through a vicious disinformation campaign that may put brakes on India’s efforts to leapfrog the economy towards the $10 trillion marks by 2030-32?
Sikkim incident was downplayed by India as well, in hindsight one is left to wonder why would China attempt something like this in Sikkim