India-China Tensions: Atmosphere at LAC tense after Ladakh clash, still large number of troops deployed

The atmosphere at the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC) remains tense after a violent confrontation between India and Chinese troops a week ago in the Galvan Valley in eastern Ladakh. The armies of both countries are on the border. The Air Force and Navy are also on standby to deal with any eventuality.

People who know the current conditions of the India-China border said that the situation has not worsened after the Galvan Valley clash, but the deployment of China’s People’s Liberation Army (Chinese Army) has increased. At the same time, after the creation of Chinese army in Xinjiang and Tibet region, the presence of Indian Army has also increased there. Officials said that the air forces on both sides are also constantly monitoring each other.

An official said on the condition of anonymity that the Indian military commander has instructed the jawans to use force again if the Chinese soldiers cross Galvan Nala to attack Indian Petrol Post 14. He said, “China has also deployed its troops across Galvan Nallah.”

The situation at the ground level between India and China troops is no different than that of 16 June. The two armies have also set aside the consensus reached at the Commander level talks held on 6 June. Senior commander of the Indian Army is overseeing the activities of the Chinese Army in Aksai Chin area. At the same time, the Ministry of External Affairs is trying to resolve the matter at the diplomatic level as well. A senior diplomat said, “There has been some peace in the situation, but due to the position that China has created in the Galvan Valley, de-escalation may take time.”

On the other hand, many important people associated with the military are surprised by the level of aggression on social media of both countries. The former army chief says that those who seek revenge from the war have no idea about the fact that both countries are a nuclear weapon country and how much loss can be incurred if there is a war.