In order to counter the world’s second-largest economy, India taking a strategic move redirected 50000 additional troops to its border with China. This is a historic move, to ensure India’s interest in its Security.
To pose an effective military posture, India took a step by redeploying its troops in the border areas of India and China. In 1962, the India-China war took place in the Himalayas. India’s strategic move aims at reducing risk against China, redeployment of troops will provide more opportunities to attack and seize territory in China if it becomes necessary.
Fighter jets equipment including the newly inducted Rafale has also been shifted to three distinct areas along the India- China border. In order to study energy and trade flows to and from China, the Indian Navy is also putting more warships along key sea lanes.
The major call for the deployment took place to counter China’s troops near the border areas. After the Galway Valley incident last year, the Central government’s approach to counter China by increasing India’s effective military troops will ease tensions with Pakistan too.
A Senior Fellow at Centre for Policy Research (CPR) Sushant Singh studying the geopolitical crisis says, “The crisis over the last year has brought home the reality to India’s decision-makers that China presents the biggest strategic challenge in the future.”
Although the number of Chinese troops on the border is not clear, India detected that the People’s Liberation Army recently moved additional forces from Tibet to the Xinjiang Military Command. China is building new Infrastructure like bomb-proof bunkers to house fighter jets and new airfields. It is also informed that Beijing is also adding long-range artillery, tanks, rocket regiments, and twin-engine fighters.
The Central Government considers this to be an excellent opportunity to counter China’s military movement. But the fear of miscalculation could lead to severe conflict. Lieutenant General and former Northern Army commander DS Hooda views that too much deployment on either side is extremely risky. India’s recent rounds of military-diplomatic talks with Chinese diplomats have made less progress in establishing the status quo in the border region.