China is today upgrading its military posture along India’s border at a scale that is difficult to conceal and a pace that is threatening. For India, deciphering China’s true designs thus remains the key question today. A recent article[i] in a leading daily suggested that the PLA in Ladakh was preparing for ‘a long haul’ – suggesting a Line of Control akin to Pakistan now existing with China till such time a mutual resolution is reached. Is China sincerely interested in a peaceful resolution of the crisis or is it only playing for time while it continues preparations in the background for decisive military action to finally resolve matters on its terms?
A long Haul or a Short War : China’s True Designs In Ladakh – Center For Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)