The recent actions by Indian Army amid the border tension demonstrate India’s determination to stand up to China’s bullying and its efforts to use coercion to have its way, experts have said. The armies of the two countries are in close proximity in some areas of eastern Ladakh.
The Chinese PLA, which has not fought a war since it got a bloody nose against Vietnam, might have underestimated India’s resolve to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
For all their famed strategic thinking and planning, they failed to take into account the bravery and courage of Indian soldiers.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has made it clear that India was ready to deal with “any situation”.