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India reeling as 5,000 more Chinese troops deployed at Ladakh, Sikkim borders

May 27, 2020

BEIJING: India’s dreams of enjoying a wider influence in the region are looking increasingly wishful as China’s blunt response to the attempt to change Ladakh’s territory status and the deployment of 5,000 more troops on the Ladakh and Sikkim borders has left Delhi shell shocked.

The ongoing conflict between China and India is continuing to escalate as China has sent another 5,000 troops to the Ladakh and Sikkim disputed areas. China said India has tried to unilaterally change the status of the disputed territory.

A Himalayan border standoff between old foes India and China was triggered by India’s construction of roads and air strips in the region as it competes with China’s spreading Belt and Road initiative, Indian observers said on Tuesday.

The Indian army that openly oppresses the unarmed Kashmiris has suddenly become a deer caught in headlights. The continued increase in pressure by Chinese troops on the border of Sikkim and Ladakh has left the Modi government and its Army with few options.

Other than increasing number of Chinese troops on the border, it has been reported that the Chinese military is also building underground bunkers and eight hundred Chinese army tents have been spotted around the Galwan Valley.

China says India is constructing illegal defence related structures near the Galwan Valley and reportedly the Chinese army captured a group of Indian army personnel but later released them.

China has said that India violated the Line of Actual Control LoAC) in Sikkim and Ladakh and more importantly India has tried to unilaterally change the status of the disputed area.

Indian media has released pictures in which it can be seen that the Chinese Army now occupies areas previously controlled by India. The recent tensions began on May 5 when Indian and Chinese troops came face to face on the eastern Ladakh border.

Meanwhile, India’s border dispute with Nepal is also worsening as the Prime Minister of Nepal has released a new map in which the areas of Kalapani Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh have been declared as part of Nepal.

Meanwhile, instead of raising concerns over the disgrace and embarrassment being faced by Indian forces in Sikkim and Ladakh, Indian political leadership and media is resorting to slinging mud at Pakistan.

The recent statement of Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is being distorted in the Indian media in an attempt to mislead the Indian people and hide the facts from them.

Tensions between Indian and Chinese forces are rising with each passing day after Indian forces trespassed into Ladakh region on May 5 escalating tensions.

According to details, 250 Indian Army personnel entered Chinese territory after which there was a scuffle between Indian and Chinese soldiers. Iron rods and poles were used by both sides and more than 100 soldiers from both sides were injured in the incident.