Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Prime Minister of India seeks refuge in Rafale as the dragon approaches

Prime Minister of India seeks refuge in Rafale as the dragon approaches

History of the conflict between India and China:

The border between China and India is about 4000 km long which can broadly be split into the western, central, and eastern sectors. The conflict happened in the western sector in the Indian occupied province of Ladakh which is the part of Jammu and Kashmir and Chinese administered region of Aksai Chin, well India and china do argue about other parts of the border (Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir) in the western sector which runs about the Himalaya that's always the most disputed part. In the 19th century, British India claims Aksai Chin as part of its territory with the border known as the Johnson Line after the British Cartrgopher William Johnson. The Chinese Government never formally responded to the Proposal so British India reversed it back to the Original Johnson Line, when India became Independent in 1947 this there they consider their border to end during 1950 China built 1200 km road that connects Aksai Chin to the rest of China. In 1962 two countries fought a full-fledged war which China effectively won. Recent CIA maps of the area show the actual line of control is pretty close to the line established during the war and well beyond the McMahon line, the line of actual control is certainly ambiguous and no geographical definition has been set about the line of actual control.  This ambiguity and lack of consent and seriousness from the Indian side resulted in regular Skirmishes between Indian and China. In the 1993 agreement between the two sides, it was mentioned that "No side will deploy a large number of troops and military equipment on the border"
In the 1996 agreement, it was decided that " Neither side will overstep the LAC and prohibited the use of guns or explosives near the LAC". However, no side actually knows that where the LAC is and negotiation has stalled ever since in 2002.


The relationship between the two sides has grown from bad to worse until the June 16 of this the Indian and Chinese troops clashed in the Galwan valley in a skirmish which killed at least 20 Indian soldiers and injured dozen more, as according to the 1996 peace agreement no side was allowed to exchange fires so Chinese soldiers have used nail-studded batons, rock, and rods covered in barbed wire to fight with Indian soldiers. Global Times has reported that there had been Chines Casualties. 

Prime Minister of India seeks refuge in Rafale as the dragon approaches

Both sides have blamed the other for the attack. However because of failed diplomacy and poor foreign policy India has witnessed another setback. According to the sources Russia has told Indian the s400 missile defense system which was to be delivered to India in 2020 will now be delivered in the end 2021 in addition Russia has also told India that India will not be allowed to use S400 missile defense system neither against China nor against Pakistan.

Due to a continuous increase in tension between two nuclear-powered nations China has moved in the region strategic bombers to counter the growing threat India has decided to move Indian made Akash missile defense system and Israeli made Spyder air defense system in the area of Ladakh.

Prime Minister of India seeks refuge in Rafale as the dragon approaches

Moreover, at least 4 Rafale fighter Jets are expected to land in Ambala on July 27, these aircraft can be deployed for combat quicker than expected because the French government has diverted missiles meant for its airforce to India. This includes beyond visual range missile which has the capability to hit targets at 150 km away and the 1300 kg standoff cruise missile which can strike surface targets 600 km away. India is hoping to get at least 6 Rafale jets in July and efforts are being made in this manner. However, to counter Rafale, China has recently launched it 5 the generation war machine which is certainly more powerful than Rafale.

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