Tension has been continuing between India and China on the eastern Ladakh border since May. The US has consistently held China responsible for this tension. At the same time, America has once again termed China as the reason behind this tension. “The reason for the tension in the Himalayas is China’s aggressive attitude in the region,” said a senior US State Department official.
The US State Department official said, “If you look at the ongoing tension between India and China in the Himalayas, you will find that in the past, untold or unwritten rules have been used to resolve these disputes.”
The official said, now if you look at the recent developments, you will know that people are actually beating each other up in this area. If you look at one thing, because of which all this is happening, you will find that the reason behind this is to show a sudden aggressive tone by the Chinese government in the entire periphery.
Significantly, the border dispute between India and China has deepened recently. Incidents of violent skirmishes on the border between the soldiers of the two countries have also come to light. Tension along the border between the two countries reached its peak after the incident on the night of 15 June.
On the night of 15 June, there was a violent skirmish between the soldiers of India and China in the Galvan Valley of eastern Ladakh. In this skirmish, 20 soldiers of the Indian Army were killed. At the same time, China did not reveal the number of casualties in the skirmish. However, a US intelligence report said that about 43 Chinese soldiers were killed in the clash.
After these incidents on the border between the two countries, several rounds of talks have been held to reduce tensions. However, the boundary dispute has not been resolved so far due to China’s persistent aggressive attitude and a stubborn retreat.