Recently, On June 15-16 , there is a worst clash between Indian Army and Chinese soldiers in over five decades, India lost 20 of its soldiers in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley region on Monday night. The Chinese side has also suffered heavy casualties of over 40 soldiers. The bloody clash which has soared the ongoing tension between India and China has left many in shock.
According to the latest news coming in of the violent scuffle that resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers, including a Commanding Officer (CO), reactions started pouring in from all quarters. The foreign media, too, has woken up to India-China border tension.
The New York Times (NYT) has written in its article, “As they dug into opposing positions, adding tinder to a long-smoldering conflict, China took an especially muscular posture, sending in artillery, armored personnel carriers, dump trucks and excavators.”
NYT also added, “Both countries and their nationalist leaders, President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, have taken increasingly assertive postures that pose real risks of the conflict spinning out of control.”
Washington Post has said, “The world’s two most populous nations, India and China are both rising powers that view each other warily. Apart from a war in 1962, they have tended to resolve periodic flare-ups along the border through negotiation. In recent weeks, however, tensions between the two countries have spiked. Indian and Chinese troops engaged in brawls that left dozens injured at two points along their 2,200-mile frontier.”
Accoring to the analysis of the border situation between India and China, BBC has carried an article with the headline: India-China clash: An extraordinary escalation ‘with rocks and clubs’.
BBC has written, “The two nuclear armed neighbours have a chequered history of face-offs and overlapping territorial claims along the more than 3,440km (2,100 mile), poorly drawn Line of Actual Control (LAC) separating the two sides. Border patrols have often bumped into each other, resulting in occasional scuffles. But no bullets have been fired in four decades. That is why the latest clash, following months of roiling tension, has taken many by surprise.”
The Guardian has said, “The forces of two nuclear weapons states have set about each other with clubs and rocks at one of the most forbidding flashpoints in the world, in a bloody incident that highlights the constant dangers posed by expansionist nationalism.”