Former Indian Army Generals on Thursday discussed the current status of India-China tension which has escalated between the two countries in the past few days over the border issues. Former Gen VP Malik, former Gen JJ Singh, former Lt Gen Abhay Krishna, former Lt Gen Hooda and former Lt Gen Satish Dua discusses the status at ground zero as India-China face-off intensifies at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Ex-Army Generals discuss Indo-China tension along LAC | Highlights
11:20 am | China is miffed over independent inquiry which the majority of countries have demanded to WHO as Beijing thinks that India has diplomatically convinced nations against China, therefore, it is showing aggression, says former Lt Gen Raj Kadiyan.
11:05 am | Ex Lt General DS Hooda on Indo-China tension said that he also don't think India-China will go to war.
10:54 am | Situation at the India-China border is not like previous ones. India should remain vigil and alert as the issue is not local and regular squirmish like the one which keeps happening, Ex Lt General DS Hooda said on Indo-China tension.
10:51 am | The presence of Indian Army is very strong in the Ladakh region, says ex Lt General DS Hooda on Indo-China tension.
10:44 am | On India-China tension, former Lt General Abhay Krishna said that no country is in position to go to war, moreover, China is already being cornered by the world over coronavirus outbreak.
10:34 am | Ex-Lt. General Krishna speaking on India-China tension said that the Chinese are showing aggression against the construction of a road that India is carrying out from ‘Finger 2’ area of Pangong Lake and also a feeder road to the strategic Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldi.
He added that China continues to construct roads near strategic locations but objects when India does the same.
10:29 am | World will support India as we are a democratic country and also believes that we are a responsible nation, former Army Chief JJ Singh added.
10:26 am | Don't believe that both the nations will go to war as two countries comprise 1/3 population, therefore, it won't just be a war between India-China but will turn into a world war, said former Army Chief JJ Singh.
10:15 am | No major deployment of Chinese troops is placed near India-China border over mountain peaks, ex-Army Chief General VP Malik said.
10:09 am | China has a habit of trying to suppress and dominate neigbhours, former Army Chief General VP Malik added.
10:08 am | Indian Forces have advanced a lot as compared to 1962 and can respond to any aggression, former Army Chief General VP Malik said.
10:05 am | Speaking on Indo-China situation over current stand-off, former Army Chief General VP Malik says he doesn't think that war between the two countries will take place but we should be fully prepared.
Earlier in a surprise move, US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to "mediate or arbitrate" the raging border dispute between India and China, saying he was "ready, willing and able" to ease the tensions, amid the continuing standoff between the armies of the two Asian giants.
Trump previously offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, a proposal firmly rejected by New Delhi which maintains that there is no role for any third party in bilateral issues.
However, in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said both China and India have proper mechanisms and communication channels to resolve the issues through dialogue and consultations.
While in New Delhi, Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong said China and India should never let their differences shadow the overall bilateral ties and must enhance mutual trust. Without referring to the military tense military standoff, Sun said both sides should resolve their differences through communication and adhere to the basic premise that they pose no threat to each other.