Chinese aircraft are reportedly flying closer to India’s position at the conflict border


New Delhi — According to Indian media, in the last week of June, a Chinese aircraft flew in the immediate vicinity of the Indian military camp on the conflicting border of eastern Ladakh.

Experts said India should insist on itself to counter China’s bullying tactics and consult with Taiwanese who are facing ongoing air raids from the communist regime.

The incident was noteworthy as it happened shortly after the second anniversary of the bloody Garwan conflict on June 15, 2020. As a result, 20 Indian soldiers were killed.

A few days before the anniversary, China’s defense minister, Wei Fenghe, accused India of standing off at Singapore’s major security summit, Shangri-La Dialogue.

Although “not too serious or alarming,” aerial breaches can lead to further escalations, given their timing. Said According to the report, the Times of India on July 8 immediately launched the Indian Air Force with the Air Force and other defense measures, and New Delhi raised the issue with Beijing authorities.

India and China have witnessed a fierce increase in military power on both sides of the border after the 2020 Garwan conflict. Meanwhile, 15 rounds of military negotiations have made little progress.

Namrata Hasiya, a researcher at the New Delhi-based China Center for Analytical Strategy, told the Epoch Times that border threats have continued since the outbreak of Garwan.

“We need to understand that the threat has never disappeared. It’s been two years. There were 15 commander-level meetings, but nothing came out. [military] release.In fact, they just announced that there is a 16th round [of talks]But for me it was a stalemate, “Hasija said.

Ladakh troops of the Indian Ministry of Defense refused to comment on this report.

Epoch Times Photo
Recorded in mid-June 2020 and taken from footage released by China Central Television (CCTV) on February 20, 2021, this video frame grab is from China when troops from both countries broke out. (Foreground) and Indian soldiers (R, background) collided at the actual dominance line (LAC) of the Garwan Valley in the Himalayas Karakolam Mountains. (AFP Photo / China Central Television (CCTV))

“Psychological pressure”

According to experts, the Chinese administration’s army, the PLA, has engaged in this action to put psychological pressure on India, as it has done to other countries in the wider region. Through these tactics, they added that PLA is studying the reaction of the enemy.

“China copies the playbooks used to invade Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan airspace here. PLA-The Air Force investigates the reaction times of each Air Force and sends air patrols to monitor intruders. By forcing them to react, it covers the crew and supplies, and also detains the military resources of their Air Force, “said a European-based Chinese synologist and Chinese specialty. The house, Frank Leberger, told the Epoch Times by email.

Taiwan had to deploy fighters on May 30 to warn 30 Chinese fighters that had invaded the island’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

“This may be a gesture in the sense they are doing in Taiwan. It’s the same kind of psychological pressure as our troops are at the border,” Hashija said.

At the 20th Party Convention of the Chinese Communist Party, Chinese leader Xi Jinping is expected to secure an unprecedented third term as party leader, and Mr. Hashija will say to Xi Jinping within the next few years. When the pressure rises, he ll “definitely do something outside China to verify himself.”

“He can only do that in three regions: the South China Sea, Taiwan, and India. As for Taiwan and the South China Sea, they know that the United States will intervene. For me, the Chinese monitor it. We will do something over there only if we know that the United States will not intervene, but in India we know that the United States will not intervene, “Hashija said.

Given the Chinese administration’s past invasion of India in the west, Hashiya believes that if the leader secures his third term, another conflict is likely between the Chinese and Indian troops. rice field.

Taiwan's new advanced jet trainer
Taiwan’s new advanced jet trainer at an air force base in Taitung, Taiwan, July 6, 2022. (Ann Wang / Reuters)

India preparation

Experts said India was better prepared than it was in 2020, when it was surprised at Garwan, and it is necessary to proactively insist on opposition to China’s tactics.

“It is pointless for India to raise this at regular meetings with the Chinese and emphasize how well-behaved, wonderful, peaceful and friendly India is … and hope. [China] Seeing the mistakes in their way, stop their one-sided movements and provocations. The only way India can stop China is to retaliate in kind. It’s about investigating their reaction times and keeping the PLA Air Force up to date, “says Lieberger.

According to Hasija, if the Chinese were involved in the repeated Garwan incident at the Indian border, it would likely be “long and bloody.”

“The Chinese have lost the element of surprise. We are ready,” she said. “Chinese want a quick victory they wouldn’t get.”

Mr Lieberger said Indian defense facilities should consult with Taiwanese and leverage their experience and defense knowledge against Chinese invasions.

“Taiwanese have discovered what the PLA Air Force’s Achilles heel is, and when they were most vulnerable,” Lieberger said.

Last year, Chinese reportedly turned dilapidated fighters into unmanned aerial vehicles for an “island siege exercise” against Taiwan.South China Morning Post report China is using retired fighters as a low-cost, non-causal option to disrupt Taiwan’s air defense system, hone its combat skills, and test Taiwan’s response.

Venus Upadayaya


Venus Upadhayaya reports on various issues. Her area of ​​expertise is geopolitics in India and South Asia. She reports from the highly volatile Indian-Pakistan border and has contributed to India’s mainstream print media for almost a decade. Community media, sustainable development and leadership continue to be her key areas of interest.