There is a growing consensus in the highest echelons of the government that India and China continue to be locked in a hitherto unprecedented standoff – for almost eight weeks now – at multiple points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) border.
After the June 15 incident, in which at least 20 jawans were killed during a violent face-off with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Ladakh, several rounds of military-level to diplomatic talks have been held between the two nations to ease down the tension in the region. However, reports stated that amid the backdrop of talks, China significantly ramped up its military presence in the area and several other fiction points in eastern Ladakh.
According to information available to Zee Media, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had in 2013 informed that China along with Pakistan has been spying against India, besides supplying arms to militant organizations in the northeast.
In an article titled ‘Chinese Intelligence: From a Party Outfit to Cyber Warriors’, former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief Doval has described how Chinese spies are active in several countries including India and are spying for China in a planned manner. At the time when Doval wrote this article, he was associated with Delhi’s Think Tank Vivekananda International Foundation. A year later, the NDA government in the Centre handed him the responsibility of the NSA.