New Delhi – The Indian and Chinese armies are set to hold the 12th round of discussion to ease the tensions over the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh on Saturday. Before the talks, US Secretary of State Blinken visited India. He made some suggestive remarks regarding the perceived threats to democracy and the Indo-Pacific sector. It was objected to by China. This is likely to have an impact on the discussions. It was already clear that India would insist that China withdrew from Gogra and Hot Spring regions during the talks.
The military leaders of the two countries will discuss the Chinese-occupied outpost at Moldo on the LAC in Ladakh. India and China consider these talks crucial; the discussion will begin on Saturday morning. China has sought to reduce tensions on the border, saying India and China can co-operate while maintaining discussions on border disputes. However, India had clearly warned China that relations between the two countries could not be normalized when thousands of troops are deployed on the border. Due to the firm stand taken by India, China has not had a chance to show cunningness in this border dispute. Therefore, China seems to be in a plight.
The Chinese Embassy in India hosted an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party, which has a dictatorial rule in China. The Chinese ambassador pointed out that India and China have withdrawn troops from the LAC in Ladakh. However, Chinese troops are still stationed in some parts, was the fact deliberately suppressed by the Chinese ambassador. China has consistently promoted that it wants friendship with India. On the other hand, China has started claiming that India is in the role of aggressor. But Chinese propaganda has not affected the Indian role. India has consistently made it clear to China that relations between the two countries will not improve unless it withdrew from Ladakh’s Gogra and Hot Springs areas.
China believes that accepting India’s demands and withdrawing its troops from here will compromise its pride. That is why China is making additional deployments on its borders to increase pressure on India. At the same time, it has come to light that China is forcibly recruiting Tibetan youths, who are accustomed to the climate here.