“Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar insisted that the Indian army will not let Beijing change the status quo along the border”
After the clash of soldiers between the two nations India and China, India moved more troops to its disputed border connected to China. The government of India has stated that it marshaled thousands of armed forces along the mountainous 2,100-mile border after an “encroachment” by Chinese forces triggered a fight with Indian troops 12 days ago.
According to the report of ‘The Times’, The “nuclear-armed rivals” have been “locked in a stand-off” along the border for more than two years, after China crossed the border to “seize strategic positions” in the disputed region of Ladakh, triggering a clash that left 20 Indian soldiers and at least four Chinese soldiers to death.
BBC report says, that the two nations share a disputed 3,440km, de facto border – known as the Line of Actual Control – which is “poorly demarcated”. Following up on the latest explosion, the central government from Delhi claimed its troops had stopped the intrusion after a clash that left soldiers on both sides with minor injuries.
However, The Times noted that the situation “remains volatile” as China “steps up its military presence on the border, probing for weaknesses and moving tanks and artillery up to the frontier”. At the same time, India’s opposition party has accused the government of Narendra Modi of failing to take the threat seriously. In the defense foreign minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar stated and insisted that the Indian army will not let Beijing change the status quo along the border “unilaterally”.