Chinese President Xi Jinping has put the lives of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in danger. Over the past year, the Chinese PLA has suffered a string of casualties at the hands of the Indian Army and the harsh climate of Eastern Ladakh, where India and China are locked in a military standoff. The root of the problem is a major miscalculation on China’s part regarding the capabilities of the Indian Army. But China simply does not understand that its armed forces have proven to be no match for India’s valiant soldiers.
Last year, in Eastern Ladakh, India made it clear to China that it was not dealing with the same country that it had defeated in the 1962 war. The India of 2021 was very different from what China was used to dealing with. Nonetheless, China continues to try its luck with the Indian Army and continues getting thrashed. Earlier, numerous reports came to light which suggested how China is preparing for a winter war with India. Now, our prediction appears to be coming true, as China appears to have opened a new front against India, this time in Arunachal Pradesh.
China considers Arunachal Pradesh to be its territory, referring the Indian state as “South Tibet.” Last week, Indian and Chinese troops engaged in a fierce face-off, with around 200 PLA soldiers intercepted near the Line of Actual Control (LAC). However, China’s misadventure ended in great shame. According to News18, few Chinese troops were temporarily detained by Indian soldiers in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, after around 200 of them crossed into India from Tibet and tried to damage unoccupied bunkers.
The Arunachal Pradesh incident occurred near the LAC between the border passes of Bum La and Yangtse. The Chinese soldiers’ incursion into Indian territory was vigorously contested by Indian troops. It would not be an exaggeration to state that a strong contestation meant that physical blows from Indian soldiers landed squarely on Chinese cheeks, forcing them to retreat to their side of the border.
As per sources, “The matter was subsequently resolved at the local military commanders’ level. The Chinese soldiers were released and situation was defused.” Needless to say, China’s deployment of a 200-man patrol party into India is no coincidence. India has successfully thwarted all Chinese plans in Eastern Ladakh, so it is only natural for China to attempt to open a new frontier along the Indo-Tibetan border. However, in Arunachal Pradesh, India drove away Chinese wimps like a herder drives a flock of sheep.
China is attempting to up the ante against India across the LAC, the effective Indo-Tibetan border in the Himalayas. Last month, more than 100 PLA soldiers crossed the border at Barahoti in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, damaging certain infrastructure, which includes a bridge, before retreating. China has also built modular container-based housing for its soldiers in around eight locations near eastern Ladakh.
However, India is better prepared than it has ever been to deal with the Chinese threat. According to the Times of India, the Indian Army maintains a strong combat posture along the entire border with China, including high-volume artillery firepower ranging from older 105mm field guns, BOFORS, and rocket systems to the brand new M-777 ultra-light howitzers, with no signs of de-escalation in eastern Ladakh. Separately, the Indian Army has been deploying a large number of tanks along the Indo-Tibetan border in Eastern Ladakh for more than a year.
The Indian Army is a professional military service whereas, the Chinese PLA is nothing less than a gang of armed men that operates as the armed wing of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As a result, while the Indian military establishment correctly assessed the threat posed by China, the PLA remained somewhat unaware of the capabilities of the Indian Army.
Since the year 2018, the PLA’s online media has released a number of videos and articles about India. Surprisingly, none of them discusses the military might of India. They have only been concerned with India’s purchases of arms from countries such as the United States. Even during the military standoff in Ladakh, the PLA media avoided an in-depth discussion of India’s military might.
However, China also simultaneously overestimates the capabilities of its small soldiers, whom we refer to as “little emperors”. Almost 70% of the Chinese military force is made up of single children with no siblings. Chinese families are very emotional regarding their children as they don’t have a second. Effectively, many children grew up believing that they were “little emperors”.
Such children-turned-soldiers, for their part, have no desire to die for the Chinese Communist Party. As a result, even in combat, Chinese soldiers prefer the easier way out, which usually entails surrendering to the enemy force. This sort of behaviour is directly related to the Chinese troops’ extremely low morale.
The situation with the PLA has become so bad that China now trusts lifeless weapons and machines more than it trusts its soldiers, who, by the way, are addicted to masturbation. Chinese soldiers have a tendency to cry and break down at the drop of a hat. But what can you expect from wimps who are forced to participate in MMA and Kung Fu training by the Chinese Communist Party, even when they could be in their beds doing what they do best?
China’s desire to defeat India at least once in a brawl is getting the better of it, and Chinese soldiers are returning home with disfigured faces, broken bones, and frozen morale.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi asserted that India has reiterated that the “provocative” behaviour and “unilateral” measures by the Chinese side has disrupted the region’s peace and tranquillity.
“It’s our expectation that China will work towards early resolution of the remaining issues along the line of actual control in eastern Ladakh while fully abiding by bilateral agreements and protocols”, Bagchi said at a media briefing here.
He also mentioned that External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Tajikistan last month on the side-lines of the SCO summit and conveyed India’s stand.