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A year since Galwan clash: China’s expansionist threat still looms large?

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It has been a year since 20 Army soldiers lost their lives in the violent clash with Chinese troops of the Galwan valley.

But much has changed since then. Multiple rounds of dialogues and discussions have not been able to contain an expansionist China though.

The Indian defence forces are further strengthening and bolstering themselves in the entire Ladakh sector.

The bolstering includes building infrastructure to enhance connectivity, along with deploying additional troops to tackle any possible Chinese threat.

Positions have been strengthened at all levels in the armed forces including both the Indian Army and Air Force.

Moreover, road connectivity to all the forward locations has been improved. Besides the strategic Zojila pass, the world’s new highest motorable road Umling La, Marsmik La, or Khardung La, have been kept open for troop movement throughout the year.

Indian Army has also strengthened its deployments in Ladakh as well as the entire Line of Actual Control (LAC). The arrival of Rafale fighter jets is further strengthening the Indiann Air Force.

Along with the Rafales, the MiG-29s and the Su-30 fleets are keeping an eye all along the Northern borders. The biggest achievement of the defence forces remains in creating accommodation for the troops.

Officials says that the preparations of the armed forces is now at a level where the Chinese or any other adversary cannot surprise us in any way.

China’s position in Galwan valley

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has built additional accommodation in the depth areas along the LAC on its side. Furthermore, Beijing is preparing for the long haul.

Sources suggest that China is also intensifying construction work behind the main confrontation points in Aksai Chin.

Moreover, the PLA has also conducted exercises in Tibet and opposite Arunachal Pradesh.

So far India and China have held 11 rounds of military talks for disengagement in eastern Ladakh.

Indian Army chief General M.M. Naravane asserts that India was dealing with China in a firm and non-escalator manner and the coming rounds of talks would focus on restoration of status quo ante of April 2020.

ALSO READ: China Discloses Details Of Soldiers Killed In Galwan Clash

Hina Fatima Khan
Hina Fatima Khan
Multi-media Journalist based in India with an experience of 7 years in the industry, Hina Fatima Khan works as a Senior Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. Her areas of interest are Politics, Business, History and World Affairs. She is also a Space enthusiast and enjoys scrabble in the Newspapers. She has done Masters in Convergent Journalism from Mass communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University.

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