J K News Today Commentary
Monday’s clashes at Galwan Valley heights in eastern Ladakh , China is trying to put blame on India . The world looks it as an aggression by China – the world view is having solid After basis .
First of first facts is that until May beginning , there was no dispute or no contest over the boundary in Ladakh region or elsewhere along the Line of Actual Control . Everything was smooth and Indian people were going up to the heights , Chinese never disrupted their movement .
China intruded into the Indian territory. That was the provocation . China should have pulled back without causing any trouble. But it persisted with its designs to pursue its territorial ambitions . In the modern-day , nothing can remain hidden from the world view even if China tries as desperately as it does always , to keep things under wraps . And, if any proof is needed, it has not disclosed the casualties it suffered at Galwan Valley heights.
The Wall Street Journal in its Thursday’s editorial “The-China-India Clash” while referring to the clashes , wrote : “Monday’s skirmish along the China-India border was the deadliest in decades. It’s impossible to confirm what triggered the fighting , but the big picture is clear: Tensions between New Delhi and Beijing are escalating while the latter steps up its regional bullying.”
The newspaper went on to recount that both the countries have accused each other of instigating the confrontation, “but the clash fits China’s recent habit of pressing territorial claims on all fronts.”
The newspaper’s editorial has also noted that how China has militarized artificial islands in South China sea.
China’s bullying tactics are known the world over.
Beijing cannot hide its deteriorating relations with the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia and many other countries in Europe , by resorting to provocations at the LAC. It should become realistic and translate its words of having good relations with India by gong back to the pre-May beginning positions .
That’s the only way for it to retrieve its image in the world. Somewhat .