Indian and Chinese troops are meeting at the eighth military level meeting to defuse tensions on the border. Meanwhile, Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat clarified India’s position once again. He said India would not tolerate any manipulation of the Line of Actual Control.
Speaking on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of the National Defense College, General Rawat said, “Border clashes, border violations and strategically unprovoked military action cannot be ignored in the overall security judgment.” Which will increase the level of conflict.
CDS said that the situation on the LAC in East Ladakh remains tense and China’s People’s Liberation Army is facing unforeseen consequences for its audacity. There is no question on our position, we will not accept any change in the Line of Actual Control.
The Chief of Defense Staff has made it clear that there is still enough tension in the Ladakh sector. He said the Indian military was suffering the consequences of its actions for a “strong and powerful” response. Which is totally unexpected for China.
At the same time, Rawat warned of the possibility of a joint threat from Pakistan and China. He said India has endless conflicts with the two nuclear-armed countries. The countries with which India is already at war. The way the two countries act has the risk of “overall regional strategic instability.” Which is likely to increase.
General Rawat said that India has given a strong message from Balakot and surgical strikes, due to which now Pakistan does not send terrorists from across the border. India knows how to counter terrorism strongly and has failed Pakistan’s agenda in this matter.
The surgical strikes after the Uri attack and Balakot air strikes have delivered a strong message that Pakistan no longer enjoys the impunity of pushing terrorists across the LoC under the nuclear bogey,” Gen Rawat said at the seminar organised by the National Defence College.
He said the new Indian template to deal with terrorism has injected ambiguity and uncertainty in Pakistan, adding India will confront terrorism with a firm hand.