China against India – An old Himalayan conflict flares up again, SORS, mountain landscape with lake, is the reason for growing tension between Beijing and Delhi. China is said to have moved thousands of soldiers to the disputed border area.Arne Perras Singapur0 comment is claimed by both India and China: The mountain back to the Pangong lake in the Ladakh Region. Photo: Manish Swarup (Keystone)

China and India argue about the “eight Finger”. So the strategists call back a number of mountain, the
by rocky gullies separated from each other, on the North side of the lake Pangong, a row – of the “Finger one” to “Finger-eight”. And both armies are trying to control as many of them as possible. To whom the territory belongs to the icy heights of the Western Himalayas, is unclear. There is no agreed limit. And for weeks, the tensions grow.

So strong, the situation is escalated, that now on the weekend of the generals of both countries met to explore a way out. Hardly anything has leaked through these first negotiations on the so-called “Stand-off” in Ladakh. But the Indian foreign Ministry has sought to distribute sedatives to the Public. The talks had been “warm and positive”, it was said, both sides agreed that it must “resolve the Situation in the border areas peaceful”. The seriousness of the situation came in these phrases, is hardly an expression of “Hindustan Times” reported sobered by a “non-conclusive” end.

Everything seems to be open, nothing solved

China, several Thousand soldiers have moved into the disputed territory, while Delhi has announced,
to do the same. In the mountains of the Western Himalayas, a rapid militarization between the leading nuclear powers of Asia, China and India runs thus. This development adds to the already heated relationship between Pakistan and India in Kashmir, a more menacing Dimension.

In Delhi, it continues to further rounds of talks, but it has a lot of mistrust built up. 3488 km long border is largely not demarcated. Both sides accuse each other again and again, new positions and to change the Status quo.

The lake Pangong and the “eight fingers” are exposed to more than 5000 meters in height, deep Blue, beige, and copper-red depths, the images look like they came from a distant star. Military strategists on both sides bend over troop plans, site maps and GPS coordinates, you will study
satellite images that can provide information on beaches, trasses, bridges, and artillery firing positions.

in 1962, led to the border conflict to war

at the Top in Ladakh, both Nations have led ever war with each other, in 1962, in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis has attracted little global attention. But China added to the neighbor at the time,
a humiliating defeat. Officially, both sides stressed time and again their peaceful coexistence.

In India is of the view that China has occupied, at various points in Ladakh, up to 60 square kilometers of territory, the Delhi claimed. In Beijing, in turn, the guide insists, to protect Chinese sovereignty. So India had advanced about in the Galwan valley pre-Beijing is upset about
the construction of the Indian street bridge in disputed areas. India, in turn, the satellite has published images of China erected positions to show, on the Northern shore of the Pangong lake.

The historical baggage is considerable. The British colonial power left by the withdrawal from South Asia in unclear circumstances, Delhi and Beijing have agreed, since then, never on a border. Although the talk of a “Line of Actual Control” (LAC) is often a demarcation line to separate since the 1950s, the Indian from the Chinese territory. But not once over the course of the Agreement.

“China’s desire to fight against India”

China’s initiatives may move within the territory that Beijing claims. But
South Asia expert Ashley Tellis from the US think tank “the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace” believes that China let a “new desire to fight against India”, and this not only since the beginning of the Corona-crisis. Tellis speaks of a “intended intimidation by military means”.

Beijing’s initiatives to bring India in a precarious position: If discussions get bogged down, could be Delhi only try, through violence, the former Status quo be restored. However, India would risk possibly a war that nobody wants.

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