At present, India should have no more important and no other responsibility than keeping an eye on China because China is going back and forth in search of opportunities. Whereas India should not let this opportunity fall in the hands of trickster China at any cost.
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Alerted to the moves of Pakistan and America, India needs to be very alert even from China in recent times. The way China has started playing tricks on our borders is enough to testify to it. At present, India should have no more important and no other responsibility than keeping an eye on China because China is going back and forth in search of opportunities. Whereas India should not let this opportunity fall in the hands of trickster China at any cost.
Aware of America and Pakistan, India will also have to keep an eye on the crooked moves of cunning China at this time. Because when two years are about to pass due to the border dispute between China and India. That’s when the trickster China has started playing its foolish tricks, which can become the main reason for the problem on the borders of India. It is important to know that there are many such places on the Indo-China border including Depsang, where the armies of both the countries have been standing face to face for a long time. The presence of armies on the borders is enough to clearly indicate the internal tension between the two countries.
China strengthened the Western Theater Command
Due to this increasing tension on the border, India banned even hundreds of Chinese apps. Tenders given by India to many Chinese companies have been canceled in large numbers. In such a situation, China must have understood that it is not in competition with India of 1962. Now whenever India competes with China in the battlefield, it will be today’s strong and changed India. Perhaps this is the reason why Chinese President Xi Jinping has recently strengthened the Western Theater Command of his army in a tremendous way, which is a matter of concern for India.
The Western Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has the responsibility of protecting the Chinese border with India. This area is full of challenges for both China and India from the geographical point of view. This is the reason due to which Chinese soldiers are not able to withstand the adverse environment of this front for a long time. In such a situation, Jinping’s strategy has been to bring a large number of soldiers and military equipment ie army’s big lashkar here. So that the morale of their soldiers (Chinese soldiers) is not broken.
The PLA Western Theater Command is the largest of the five theater commands in China.
It is important to mention here that the PLA Western Theater Command is the largest of the five theater commands of China. The responsibility of monitoring the security of Chinese borders with Pakistan or Afghanistan, India, Nepal or Myanmar. All this burden is the responsibility of this Western Theater Command. Apart from this, the security of Chinese security personnel and properties deployed on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ie CPEC is also the responsibility of the Western Theater Command. It is important to know that this Western Theater Command of the PLA was responsible for the infiltration in many areas of Ladakh in April 2020 i.e. about two years ago. The attack on Indian soldiers in Galwan suddenly activated the 4057 km long Line of Actual Control.
China’s Western Theater Command was established in 2016
It is noteworthy that the Western Theater Command of the Chinese Army was established on 1 February 2016. Its jurisdiction includes Tibet, Gansu, Ningjia, Sichuan, Qinghai, Shaanxi and Xinjiang. In the midst of the ongoing tension between India and China in the high altitude eastern Ladakh, both the countries have deployed about seventy thousand soldiers. Even in the Chinese Military Commission, the number of representatives of the Western Theater Command of China is said to be double compared to other commands. When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Lhasa on 23 July 2021, Chengdu on 9 July 2022 and Urumqi on 15 July 2022. Even then he had a special long meeting with the officers of the Western Theater Command.
What is the importance of its Western Theater Command to China?
It is also necessary to mention here that the Western Theater Command has always been given special preference compared to the rest of the Theater Command of the Chinese Army. First of all, it is also customary in China to provide advanced military hardware and new fighter aircraft to the same. This clearly shows the importance of its Western Theater Command for China. In the defense budget prepared by China for the coming years, several projects of infrastructure construction near the border have been set to be completed by 2030-2035. Apart from this, to increase the military capabilities in this area. It is proposed to build new rail, national highways and all additional airports in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and its surrounding areas. It is clear from all these preparations that China can present any unwarranted act in the near future!