Reuters said that given Beijing’s increased military presence in the area, there might be other conflicts between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh.
The report asserts to be a component of a recent, top-secret research document from the Ladakh Army with the working title “Security Issues Relating to an Unfenced Land Border” that was presented at a recent meeting of senior police officers.
Amit Shah, the union home minister, and PM Narendra Modi attended the conference that the Intelligence Bureau (IB) hosted from January 20 to 22.
According to Reuters, there will likely be additional clashes between China and India in Ladakh, according to information obtained by local police in border regions and the history of armed conflicts between the two countries.
When Indian and Chinese forces clashed in Ladakh in 2020, at least twenty-four soldiers died, but following diplomatic and military talks, tensions subsided. In Arunachal Pradesh, a new altercation between the two factions broke out in December, but no one was killed.
Days before the publication of the Reuters story, it was discovered that “restrictive or no monitoring” had taken place at 26 of the 65 surveillance points (PPs) along the Line of Real Control in eastern Ladakh, where the existence of the Indian armed forces had been lost.
It also noted how the Chinese People’s Revolutionary Army had used the buffer zones in the de-escalation discussions by positioning the best cameras on the highest mountains and keeping an eye on the movements of our personnel.
There was no sign of progress in the negotiation of the outstanding issues after India and China launched a new round of negotiations in December about the eastern Ladakh border stalemate.
The 17th session of massive military negotiations lasted 10 hours and was held 11 days after the conflict in the Yangtse area of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district. According to reports, India insisted that the remaining points of contention in eastern Ladakh—Demchok and Depsang—have all unresolved concerns resolved as soon as feasible.