UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-2- India and its neighborhood- relations.

In news:

The situation along the China-India border in Ladakh region is still tense. The disengagement process is proving difficult, and the latest meeting of the Corps Commanders on July 14 has not resulted in any demonstrable progress regarding troop disengagement/de-escalation. India is standing firm on both sides ensuring complete disengagement of troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), while China is laying emphasis on strengthening Confidence Building Measures in the border areas, and proper handling of border issues in a timely manner to “avoid differences becoming disputes”.

Why Chinese aggression:

China’s intent:

Moving away from status quo:

Not a complete conflict:

Options available:

India’s strategic thinkers and planners must keep this in mind, while drawing up plans to checkmate China’s predatory actions in the mountainous border regions. Following suggestions would be beneficial in this regard,

1.Defence related measures:

3.Leverage with other nations:

4.Connecting with the neighbours:

Source:” The Hindu”.

POSSIBLE UPSC CSE MAINS QUESTION:

Discuss the various options available for India to counter Chinese aggression along the Line of Actual Control.