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The state-run Global Times newspaper accused India of trying to cross the disputed border as Beijing was distracted by US pressure and long-standing tensions in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait.

An editorial in the ultra-nationalist Chinese newspaper said: “India’s military activities have become increasingly aggressive in recent days, and border tensions see no sign of de-escalating.“The Indian Army changed its posture from border management to securing the border on the Real Line of Control (LAC) in Ladakh, after the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) added a military deployment in the region.

“India has also deployed additional specialized forces such as the Special Frontier Force, and Indian media have reported that its soldiers have occupied key peaks on the southern shore of Lake Pangong.

“These high-profile activities have shown that the Indian military and its government leaders are extremely self-confident and that China needs to prepare for long-term tensions on the border.

“But if Indian troops invade Chinese territory and attack Chinese troops, no matter what kind of pressure China faces in the east, India will surely pay a heavy price.

“China will never compromise and India’s miscalculations will endanger its frontline troops. ”

Lin Minwang, deputy director of the Center for South Asian Studies at Fudan University, told the Global Times that India always wanted to negotiate rather than start a war.

He said New Delhi’s aggressive military activities were serving their purpose of keeping the border situation tense and trying to force China to compromise.

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The border dispute resumed last weekend when Indian forces claimed they had foiled an attempt by Chinese troops to occupy a hill on the border.

Military leaders in New Delhi said Indian troops were mobilized after spotting the movement of Chinese troops.

China has rejected the accusation that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops crossed the border amid growing tensions between the two sides.

Some reports suggest that Indian forces captured a strategically important Chinese military post after repelling an attempt by 500 PLA ​​troops to cross Spanggur, a narrow valley near the village of Chushul.

Both sides had agreed to pull out after a brutal clash in June left 20 Indian soldiers dead, but the Indian military accused Chinese forces of violating the agreement over the weekend.

Mr Lin told the Global Times that the recent provocations proved that India was seeking more unrealistic concessions from Beijing and wanted Chinese troops to withdraw from more areas like Pangong Tso Lake and Reqin Mountain to accept the border drawn by the Indian part.

He said, “If China accepts these claims and withdraws its troops from its own territory under military pressure from India, Indian troops will continue to advance and its provocations and aggressive posture will be endless.

“India’s aggressive actions make tensions difficult to defuse and resolve. ”

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Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert and TV commentator, said, “The Chinese military forces, whether army or air force, in the region are well trained and their weapons have technological advantages. compared to those of India.

“They are perfectly capable of suppressing any Indian provocation at any time if Indian troops invade. ”

India and China waged a war in 1962 over disputed territory and have not been able to agree on a permanent border along the 2,000 mile border since.


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