In accordance with the 1996 agreement, both China and India were not allowed to use firearms and explosives in the border region. China has not released the death toll, but India has accused 76 Chinese soldiers of being killed in fighting at the border.
Chinese state television station CCTV reported 20 fighters from Lhasa-based Enbo Fight Club, the capital of Tibe, were sent to become martial arts trainers for soldiers on the border. “The location of the Exercise is in a high valley near Aksai Chin, which is claimed by China and India, but is controlled by Beijing,” CCTV reports. In fact, Aksai Chin is known to have extreme weather. (Read: Vietnam and the Philippines Remind China to Be More Aggressive When Pandemic)
Previously, China and India which both had nuclear weapons were involved in a blaming action after a battle between border troops in the Galwan river valley, Ladakhon, on June 15. There was no attempt to resolve the conflict. Many parties said the border conflict between the two countries is expected to heat up.
A number of retired Chinese generals and defense experts have asked Beijing to prepare for any possibility of facing a border conflict with India. They instead suggested that Beijing be ready to face the escalation of armed conflict with India.
“We cannot ignore India’s response, but we must not let our guard down,” Qiao Liang, retired major Chinese general and military expert, was quoted by the South China Morning Post. “China must take the initiative to deal with more serious military conflicts at the border,” he said. (Also read: Covid-19 in Bekasi District leaving 10 cases)
Qiao revealed, if China faces war it must move quickly from small to medium scale so that it can cause suffering for the enemy. He also predicted that China’s combat strength was stronger than other countries such as India, the United States, and Taiwan.
Meanwhile, Wan Yunfei, an expert in the Chinese Navy, told Beijing that there was no need for reinforcements in the front. The important thing is not to be an intruder. “We need to strengthen surveillance at the border and monitor Indian troops’ movements,” he said.
Indian news agencies report that Indian troops have been permitted to use firearms in exceptional cases at the border. The Indian government has increased its budget to buy ammunition and weapons. (See the video: Five Houses of Dragged Landslides in Palopo)
“The claim of Chinese sovereignty in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh is unacceptable,” said Indian Ambassador to China, Vikram Misir. He called on China to take responsibility and reduce tensions in the conflict zone. “Everything is the responsibility of China in looking at China-India relations and determining the direction of relations going forward,” he told the Press Trust of India. (Type H Mustaqim)