India reeling as China deploys more troops on Ladakh, Sikkim borders

By: News Desk      Published: 10:26 PM, 26 May, 2020
India reeling as China deploys more troops on Ladakh, Sikkim borders
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India’s dreams of enjoying a wider influence in the region are shattering as China's blunt response to the attempt to change Ladakh’s territorial status and deployment of 5,000 more troops on Ladakh and Sikkim borders have left Delhi shell-shocked.

The ongoing border conflict between China and India continues to escalate as China has sent another 5,000 troops to Ladakh and Sikkim disputed areas. China has said India has tried to unilaterally change the status of the disputed territory.

The Indian Army, which openly oppresses the unarmed Kashmiris, has suddenly become a deer caught in headlights. The continued increase in pressure by Chinese troops on the border of Sikkim and Ladakh has left the Modi government and its army with a few options.

Other than increasing the number of Chinese troops on the border, it has been reported that the Chinese military is building underground bunkers and 800 Chinese Army tents have been spotted around Galwan Valley.

China says India is constructing illegal defense-related structures near Galwan Valley. Reportedly, the Chinese Army captured a group of Indian Army personnel but released them later.

China has said that India violated the Line of Control in Sikkim and Ladakh and more importantly India tried to unilaterally change the status of the disputed area.

The Indian media released pictures in which it can be seen that the Chinese Army now occupies areas previously controlled by India. The recent tensions began to rise on May 5, when Indian and Chinese troops came face to face on the eastern Ladakh border.

Meanwhile, India's border dispute with Nepal is worsening as the prime minister of Nepal has released a new map in which the areas of Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh have been declared as part of Nepal.