In February this year, Indian and Chinese forces retreated after fighting each other for nine months in East Ladakh.
India and China (symbolic photo)
China has warned India that it should appreciate the good environment going on in mutual relations, because of this the withdrawal of forces from both countries from the northern and southern sides of Pangong Lake. Keep in mind that in February this year, the Indian and Chinese forces retreated after fighting each other for nine months in East Ladakh. China’s statement comes after the eleventh round of talks between the two countries to repel Chinese forces close to the LAC in eastern Ladakh was inconclusive.
India says that China’s army has penetrated into India in Gogra and Hot Springs in this area and needs to go back. According to the situation on the border, about 60-60 soldiers are facing each other at both the patrolling points 15, 17, and 17 A on both sides in Gogra, Hot Springs and Kongka La areas. When needed, a consignment of soldiers is posted behind to help them. The Chinese Army has also blocked the way for Indian soldiers to reach the Patrolling Points 10, 11, 11 A, 12 and 13 in the Depsang area, while Indian soldiers used to patrol these border points till a few years ago.
China is not ready to back down
China has said on India’s demand that India will have to find a middle ground in this matter so that India can maintain peace on the China border. China is making it clear by saying that after the infiltration of Gogra, Hot Springs and Depsang, China has no intention of going back now and if India wants any result in this, then it will have to accept the terms of China. China has not yet told what these conditions are.
QUAD bewildered China
What does China’s statement indicate? This is that now China’s view is becoming strict about India and this is due to India’s growing partnership in the QUAD group with America, Japan and Australia. At the same time, China may have also hoped that India would improve its economic relations with China after the withdrawal of the forces from Pangong Lake. But this did not happen. Significantly, in the last one year, the thinking, policies and programs of the QUAD group have increased drastically and are forming a coalition in which all countries are based on democratic system, free movement of traffic and trade in Indo-Pacific region and based on international laws. Believe in conduct.
QUAD ready to respond to China’s Dadagiri
This year, in 2021, the QUAD group gained direction and momentum because President Joe Biden gave his approval to attend the summit of the head of the governments of the QUAD countries as soon as the new Democrat administration took over in the US. By taking this step, America wanted to send a message to the world and especially China that it was ready to become the leader of the world again, contrary to the thinking of former President Donald Trump. In the QUAD summit meeting in March, without taking the name of China, all the participating friendly countries made it clear that they are ready to give an appropriate answer to China’s grandeur in different corners of the world.
QUAD told China as Asian NATO
China did not like the success of the summit meeting of the leaders of the QUAD countries. At first, it said that this group is like the foam of the sea, which will vanish in an instant. When this fact was not proved, he started teaching QUAD countries that for international peace and stability it is necessary that some countries do not try to target one country together, because the result will not be good. China has called the QUAD group as the Asian NATO. You are aware that NATO is a military alliance of European countries led by the US which was formed during the Cold War and its purpose was to mobilize European countries against Soviet Russia.
QUAD members are constantly communicating with each other
But the effect of China’s warning has backfired. The US, India, Japan and Australia are all increasingly working on increasing mutual cooperation with each other in various disciplines and fields from the QUAD platform. And there are full indications that this cooperation will intensify in the coming days. Today, on 13 April in Delhi, there is a trilateral means trilateral dialogue between India, Japan and France, which will be about the security of shipping and maritime borders in Indo-Pacific region and other challenges related to it. Christoph Penno, an advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron on Indo-Pacific affairs, has said that France wants India to play an important role in the region.
Japanese PM’s visit to India will give a strong message to China
Later this month, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga will be in Delhi on his first visit to India. The purpose of their visit is also to strengthen mutual relations as well as cooperation between QUAD group. In the talks between Suga and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the increasing presence of China in the Indo-Pacific region can also be talked about. Suga would also like to strengthen the security relationship between India and Japan. Suga will come to India via America and from here he will move to the Philippines. This step is being taken to recognize the important role of ASEAN countries in Indo Pacific affairs.
QUAD meeting can also be held during G7 meeting
In March 2021, the government heads of the QUAD countries also emphasized the role of member countries of the ASEAN organization in the Indo-Pacific region in their talks. Suga will try to attend another QUAD summit during the G7 summit to be held in Britain in June 2021 and the government heads of QUAD countries face to face. India and Australia are special invitees in this G7 summit.
US-Philippines are doing military exercises in South China Sea
It is also worth noting that the common war exercise of the Philippines and US navies has started in the South China Sea from tomorrow, April 12, which will last for 2 weeks. The Philippines complains that China sends boats to the exclusive economic zone of its maritime border, a violation of international laws. China says that these boats work for fishing and soldiers are not deployed on them. China has also warned the US that this naval war exercise is in danger of starting an armed conflict, which will be the responsibility of the US. But this warning of China does not seem to affect the Philippines and America.
India made it clear now that China’s insurgency will not have any effect
As far as India is concerned, a year ago in April itself, China infiltrated Tibet by deploying its troops on LAC in eastern Ladakh under the pretext of military exercises. There have been many changes in India’s foreign policy, especially China policy, in these twelve months. India has made it clear by putting an eye in the eye of China that the days are now windy, when India used to be afraid of the monkey rebuke of China and used to behave. Today’s India will talk to China on an equal status and will not hesitate to do two hands to its northern neighbor when the opportunity arises or if the need arises.
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