InvestorQ : Why do you think China has been trying to encroach upon Indian territories in Ladakh? What are they trying to signal at?
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Why do you think China has been trying to encroach upon Indian territories in Ladakh? What are they trying to signal at?

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Priyanka N answered.
4 months ago


In the last couple of weeks, some serious incursions by the Chinese army have been reported by the Chinese army along the Pangong lake area in Ladakh. According to former diplomat Shyam Saran, this is typical Chinese strategy to dominate the narrative. According to Saran, there could be various hints that China may be trying to send across to India. For example, China has been upset with the Indian decision to convert Ladakh into a Union Territory since parts of Ladakh are claimed by China. The Line of Actual Control (LAC) remains quite ambiguous in many areas. There are also economic angles here. It may be a quiet warning to India not to attempt economic retaliation and also to avoid raking up the pandemic issue with the WHO. India has joined a host of other countries to investigate into whether China was lax in dealing with the Coronavirus. More importantly, India had recently closed the automatic route for Chinese investments and India had also largely legitimized Taiwan’s status. This may be a retaliation to all these developments.