Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday instructed the country’s security forces to strengthen troop training and prepare for war, amid the Covid-19 global epidemic.
- Chinese President Xi Jinping told the army, be ready for war
- Tension between India and China on Line of Actual Control (LAC)
- Top military commanders will discuss between India-China deadlocks
The government media there quoted him as saying, “To fully defend national sovereignty and the overall strategic stability of the country, it was important to broadly strengthen the training of soldiers and prepare for war.”
President Xi Jinping said – Be Ready for War
His speech comes at a time when references are being made by local politicians and diplomats to force Taiwan to join forces amid heightened tensions with the US. Simultaneously, new and controversial legislation could be enacted in Hong Kong’s special administered territories to try to suppress the voices of supporters of democracy in Hong Kong.
China’s tension with India is also increasing continuously. Following a skirmish between soldiers of the two countries in Ladakh on 5 May, the two countries have increased their troops in sensitive areas bordering the Line of Actual Control. Experts believe that this tension can be prolonged. However, China has a long disputed border of 3488 kilometers with India and there is a dispute between the armies of the two countries in different parts.
President Xi Jinping further said that China’s performance in the fight against Covid-19 reflects the success of military reforms and that the Armed Forces must explore new options for training despite the epidemic.
Xi Jinping, who chaired the powerful Central Military Commission of China (Central Military Commission), made the remarks on the sidelines of the annual People’s Congress (NPC) delegation meeting of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the People’s Armed Police Force (PAPF).
Top Military Commander will Discuss Between India-China Deadlock
Top military commanders of the Indian Army will conduct an in-depth review of the tense standoff between India and Chinese troops in some areas of eastern Ladakh during the three-day conference starting on Wednesday. The news agency Bhasha has quoted sources as saying that the commander will also discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Also, issues affecting national security will also be discussed during this period.
He said that during the conference, the main focus would be on the situation in eastern Ladakh where Indian and Chinese troops stood face to face in Pangong Tso, Galvan Valley, Demchok, and Daulat Beg Oldi. Both India and China have significantly increased their presence in all sensitive areas of the region, indicating that there may not be any solution to this confrontation soon. Efforts are being made to resolve it through dialogue from both sides.
The situation in India-China Tense after May 5 Incident
The situation in eastern Ladakh worsened when violent clashes erupted on the evening of 5 May between some 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers and continued the following day until the two sides agreed to a “separation” at a local commander-level meeting. More than 100 Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in this violence.
A similar incident occurred in North Sikkim on May 9 after this incident in Pangong Tse. Army spokesman Colonel Aman Anand said without elaborating, “The top-level leadership of the Indian Army will churn out the emerging security and administrative challenges as well as the future of the Indian Army.” The commanders’ conference was earlier scheduled to be held from April 13 to 18 but was postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic.
China is also targeted by the US, which has been surrounded by Coronavirus. The US has been blaming China for spreading the Corona epidemic. The US says that China hid information about the coronavirus and because of this the corona epidemic spread in the world. It has also been said repeatedly by the US that the coronavirus may have spread from a lab in Wuhan. There was also talk of investigation on this issue. However, China continues to dismiss such allegations.
At the same time, a meeting has been held in the Prime Minister’s Office in Delhi on this issue of ongoing tension with China. The situation was discussed with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In this high-level meeting, along with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh took the major part of the three armies.
The Reason behind the whole Matter
Actually, the number of soldiers who are continuously increasing from the Chinese side in the Ladakh region. In view of that, now India will also increase its deployment. Since what has happened in Ladakh in the past, India has sharpened its eyes from the point of view of security and there is a strict eye on every step.
A few days ago there was a clash between the soldiers of India and China in the Naku La sector of East Ladakh and Sikkim. After this, there is a situation of tension in both countries. Not only Ladakh but in the last one month, the tense situation is building between China and India in three areas.