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Where is #Quad when China doesn’t vacate the areas that it has captured in #Laddakh?

·Oct 9
June 2020 China-India border conflict. Indian soldiers captured by the PLA. The number of captives appears to exceed 500. The professional PLA strictly adheres to the Geneva Conventions and gives the most advanced medical treatment to Indian prisoners. #Galwan

Warning sign UPDATE – China accused India of ‘unreasonable and unrealistic demands’ and urged it ‘not to misjudge the situation’ after the corps commander-level talks on resolving the LAC stand-off have broken down.

China is drifting more and more in the direction of a conflict with its

Ali Hussain
China and India border conflict

All talk between China and India meaningless

India back Support is also not that effective

Border tension is very high

Expecting big clash soon

Ashok Swain
Oct 11
Where is Quad when China doesn’t vacate the areas that it has captured? Where is Quad when China is amassing troops at the border and turns LAC to LoC? Why is the West worrying about Taiwan’s territorial integrity but not of India? Who is responsible?

Oct 11
Quad is for protecting American intrests only and any escalation that involves American troups is not under Quad’s agenda. Conflict between India and China is considered as internal matter just like Kashmir

Indian anti-China hawks incite US to go to war. Will the US possibly listen?

Global times, china
By Lin Lan
Published: Oct 12, 2021

Indian geo-strategist Brahma Chellaney, who has long been an anti-China scholar, has talked wildly again by providing arrogant advice that even most US scholars would think twice before saying it – calling on Washington to make it “crystal clear” that it would “mobilize its own military resources to defend Taiwan.”

In an opinion piece of Project Syndicate on Monday, Chellaney urges the US to make a credible commitment to defend the island of Taiwan militarily or it may be a “mortal blow to America’s global preeminence.”

As an Indian, Chellaney is giving ill-intentioned advice to the US, urging the US to threaten to go to war. Although many countries have paid lip service on the Taiwan question, they tend to avoid officially pledging defending Taiwan militarily, including the US. By inciting Washington, Chellaney wants India to profit from escalating China-US tensions over the Taiwan question.

The gap in strength between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits has clearly tilted in favor of the mainland. The mainland holds the initiative to resolve the Taiwan question. The mainland has formed an absolute military advantage over Taiwan. If the US military participates in the war, it must face the consequences.

This makes anti-China figures such as Chellaney anxious. Facing such a situation, Chellaney can only instigate the US: “If the United States cannot (or will not) prevent Taiwan’s subjugation, why should anyone else count on US protection?”

But Chellaney will only be disappointed: Despite the proactive moves and even disclosing “a US special-operations unit and a contingent of Marines have been secretly operating in Taiwan to train military forces there,” the US would still refrain from making clear its threat to go to war. In fact, Washington has been avoiding making such clear statements as it cannot afford the consequences.

“On whether Washington should militarily defend Taiwan, there is no consensus inside the US – because it means sending American soldiers to the forefront and investing huge resources. The US may invest even more than it did in Afghanistan. Washington is not prepared to fight a large-scale war with Beijing, and believes that it does not necessarily have a chance to win,” Zhang Tengjun, deputy director of the Department for Asia-Pacific Studies at the China Institute of International Studies, told the Global Times.

Chellaney also declared in the article: “But if some resolution can be found that reduces tensions in the Himalayas, it would free up Chinese capabilities to deal with the fallout of any Taiwan-related operation.”

These words expose the naive ideas of some Indian anti-China hawks who want to use the China-India border issue to tie up China on the Taiwan question. The position of Chellaney and his like is full of opportunism, trying to use the Taiwan question, China-US relations and other issues to provide India with a strategic bargaining chip. However, they should understand that China will never waiver when it comes to safeguarding its territorial sovereignty.

Other countries’ provocative moves on the Taiwan question will only strengthen the Chinese mainland’s resolve to realize reunification, and will only make the critical moment come earlier. These countries also know that if they make it “crystal clear” to militarily defend Taiwan, they will be risking their soldiers’ own lives.

Chellaney has made hollow calls in the article, but he forgot to mention the severe consequences Washington will face by militarily involving in the Taiwan question. Chellaney tries to add fuel to the fire on the Taiwan question, but it is very unlikely for him to stir up muddy waters.

India’s unreasonable demands in 13th military talks ‘risk new conflict’

By Liu Xuanzun and Chen Qingqing
Published: Oct 11, 2021

After China and India failed to reach an agreement during the latest round of corps commander-level talks over the western section of China-India border issues, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command on Monday slammed India for its unreasonable and unrealistic demands, with India also sparking new incidents along the eastern section of the border recently. Chinese experts have warned of the risks of a new conflict, saying that China should not only refuse to give in to India’s arrogant demands on the negotiation table, but also be prepared to defend against another Indian military aggression.

China and India held the 13th round of corps commander-level talks at the Chinese side of the Moldo-Chushul border meeting point on Sunday, during which India insisted on unreasonable and unrealistic demands, adding difficulties to the negotiations, the PLA Western Theater Command said in a statement released on Monday.

Eyeing the overall situation in the China-India relations and the relations between the two countries’ militaries, China has made tremendous efforts to ease and cool down the border situation and fully demonstrated its sincerity, said Senior Colonel Long Shaohua in the statement.

China’s determination to safeguard sovereignty is unwavering, and China hopes India will not misjudge the situation, cherish the current, hard-earned situation and take actions with sincerity to safeguard the peace and stability at the border by abiding to the relevant agreements and consensus reached by the two sides, Long said.

During the talks, China and India discussed further troop disengagement in the region, but as the Chinese statement suggests, India attempted to push China to make concessions to only India’s favor, which is inappropriate from China’s consideration of safeguarding sovereignty, territorial integrity and security, Qian Feng, director of the research department at the National Strategy Institute at Tsinghua University, told the Global Times on Monday.

While China focuses on the big picture, wanting both sides to meet each other half way, its patience has run out, and it had to shatter India’s arrogant thoughts with the statement, Qian said.

Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times on Monday that India has been conspiring to seize territories along the border, and it likely demanded for Chinese territories or unreasonable troop deployment along the Line of Actual Control. It’s a very aggressive move and compared with China’s attempts to reach mutual accommodation, India is totally against the practical needs of both sides to manage difference.

Due to Indian aggressions on the Chinese land, China and India have been engaged in a border confrontation in the western section of the two countries border since May 2020, highlighted by a clash in the Galwan Valley in June 2020, leading to 20 deaths on the Indian side and four on the Chinese side.

After many rounds of military and diplomatic talks over the past year to resolve the issue, some periodical achievements were reached, including the disengagement in locations like the Pangong Tso. A full disengagement is yet to be realized.

The strong-worded Chinese statement on India’s unreasonable and unrealistic demands at the 13th round of corps commander-level talks came shortly after Indian media outlets cited Indian government sources claiming on Friday that the Indian army temporarily detained a few Chinese troops in Zangnan area of southern Xizang (Tibet) for “incursion” in this area.

In response, a Chinese military source was quoted by Chinese state-owned media as saying that the report was purely fabricated.

Chinese border troops conducted a routine patrol on September 28 in the Dongzhang area on the Chinese side of the China-India border and encountered unreasonable obstruction from the Indian military. The Chinese officers and soldiers took countermeasures resolutely and returned after the patrol mission was completed, the Chinese military source said.

Observers noted that Dongzhang is in the eastern section of the China-India border, and this means India has been making aggressive moves from both the western and eastern sections.

With the support from Western countries like the US and driven by domestic populism, India is increasingly making provocations on China. This is compounded by India’s economic and racial problems, which makes the Modi government to shift internal contradictions to the outside, Song said.

China should continue to negotiate with India to maintain peace and stability, but without yielding an inch of ground, Song said, noting that in the meantime, China also needs to brace for the possibility of another Indian military aggression, as India is risking a new round of conflict.

If India ignores China’s stance displayed in the latest talks, continues or even aggravates its aggressions without changing itself, the possibility of another accident or conflict could arise, Qian said.

India-China 13 round talks collaps : Chinese army put tank regiments near the Indian border : Report

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According to Chinese state media, China’s Xinjiang military district troops tested high-altitude battle capabilities with a variety of tank manoeuvres near Indian border, South China Morning Post reported on Monday.

As territorial talks between the two sides failed over the weekend, the Chinese army put tank regiments through their paces near the Indian border, according to state media.

The Chinese Xinjiang military district, which faces Indian troops at an elevation of 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) in the Karakoram Mountains, has been actively improving its high-altitude tank battle capabilities, according to state broadcaster CCTV report.

Talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key friction areas along their border have ended in a stalemate, the two sides say, and have failed to end a 17-month standoff that has occasionally resulted in deadly clashes.

In a statement issued on Monday, India’s defence ministry said it made “constructive suggestions,” but the Chinese side was ” not agreeable” and “could not provide any forward-looking proposals.”

A Chinese military spokesperson said, the Indian side continues to make unreasonable and unrealistic demands, complicating negotiations.
The ongoing standoff means that the two countries will keep troops in Ladakh’s forward areas for a second consecutive winter in dangerously cold temperatures.

According to another report, a brigade in western Sichuan conducted a live ammunition test-fire of grenade launchers for the first time.
According to SCMP, the PLA has also given soldiers in Xinjiang and Tibet the latest Type 15 lightweight tank, which is designed for mountainous terrain.

Two weeks ago, the Xinjiang military district conducted overnight live-fire drills with self-propelled guns and rockets on the Karakoram range in minus 10-degree Celsius snowy conditions, the report stated.