After the third round of talks, Modi, nearly 70, made a sudden visit to sensitive areas and released three important signals
Regarding the tension between China and India, the two sides held a meeting on June 30 In the third round of military-level talks, the two sides agreed to organize the front-line troops to”disengage” in batches to promote the cooling of the border situation. This is a positive development, but a few days after the talks, while Sino-Indian relations are in tension and sensitivity, Indian Prime Minister Modi suddenly What signal does this release when visiting sensitive areas on the border?
At around 9 o’clock on July 3, Modi arrived at the Leh. After inspecting the headquarters of the 14th Army of the Indian Army, he went to the local hospital to visit the Indian soldiers injured in the conflict on June 15 and praised them:”You are the pride of 1.3 billion Indians.” Afterwards, he went to the Tiksi Barracks to hear briefings from senior frontline officers, and delivered speeches to land, air, and border guard troops.
On the day before, the original Indian Defense Minister Singh was going to go Leh, but suddenly changed the itinerary. When Modi first arrived in Leh, he said at the first time that he”encouraged morale”. Not only because of the status of leader, Modi is nearly 70 years old. The altitude of the area visited this time is about 4500 meters above sea level. The conditions are very difficult, and it can indeed encourage morale to a greater extent. At the same time, his trip to the border area also released three important signals.
The first is to show opponents that India will not give in to a tough position. After the third meeting, according to sources, the two sides have agreed to evacuate troops from the 14th, 15th and 17th patrols in the Galam Valley to Kiam Hot Springs, but on the banks of Bangong Lake There has been little progress in the confrontation, and the region is the site where the two sides have the most military assembly.
And not only did not take cooling measures after the talks, but continued to Pangonghuo Lake dispatched a large number of steel speedboats, deployed T-90S tanks to the front, and even deployed”special combat forces”. These actions were carried out after the talks. In addition,”Indian Express” reported that Indian army sources said that the army is preparing for a protracted war and the confrontation is expected to continue into winter.
Second, Modi’s move is also showing his tough attitude to his domestic opposition, narrow nationalism, hawk radicals, etc. Earlier he was criticized,”the low posture was extremely weak during the conflict, which greatly weakened the morale of Indian soldiers.” At present, the phenomenon of public opinion boiling in India and the rise of hawks is very serious. His move is to counter the so-called”weak” criticism.
Finally, he has another purpose to show to the international community, He also hopes to get more sympathy and support for India from international public opinion. He seems to have noticed that the United States, Russia, Australia, France and other countries have expressed their positions in support of India. In his speech on the spot, he said,”The bravery shown by you and your compatriots has sent a message to the world about the power of India.” It also connoted that”the era of expansionism is over, this is the era of development.” In fact, this sentence should be best given to India.
This trip may inspire some soldiers’ enthusiasm for fighting. If the front-line troops are emotionally affected again, it may fuel the tension again, and we must also step up to deal with it. All possible military preparations for mutation.