China’s “shove and push” tactics to compel nations to give in to their demands did not deter India in Ladakh, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday.
Addressing a virtual discussion at the ongoing Raisina Dialogue, Gen Bipin Rawat said, “They [China] feel just by doing a little bit of shove and push they will be able to compel nations to give in to their demands. But India stood firm on the northern borders, and we have proven that we will not get pushed.”
He said that India, by standing firm, prevented a change in status quo. “We have been able to gather world support and I think the international community has to come to our support to say yes there is an international rule-based order which every nation must follow. This is what we have been able to achieve.”
“China attempted to say that it is my way or no other way. Such nature of undeclared war will place dilemma in minds of decision-makers, whether to resort to kinetic force and thus be labelled as aggressor,” Gen Rawat added.
India-China military tussle
India and China have been involved in a military tussle for the last one year in Ladakh. Despite the initial disengagement, tensions prevail as there is no final resolution.