With neither India nor China seemingly in a mood to back off, there appears to be no sign of any easing in the tense border standoff at the rocky heights of Galwan.
Some, meanwhile, are not passing up any opportunity to score brownie points even as a war seems to be just one misstep away. An article today in China’s state-backed Global Times reminded India of the apparent futility of the “wishful thinking” that US would come to its aid if there is a war.
The article sought to drive home the point that counting on an ally like the US is pointless for India. It rejected any likelihood that “the US would pin China down in the South China Sea and Taiwan Straits to provide chances for India in the border dispute.”
“As senior Indian military officers are expecting a prolonged standoff in the China-India border region with the US reportedly voicing support for India, the Chinese military is demonstrating high military readiness on all fronts, as the intensive, simultaneous military exercises in the South China Sea, near Taiwan island and near the China-India border show India’s wishful thinking of taking advantage of US support is merely an illusion,” the Global Times quoted Chinese analysts as saying.