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Indian officials argue over options for retaliation against China over skirmish at border

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The Indian media publish materials that opinions were divided among the highest authorities on how to act after a skirmish on the border with China. Recall that the skirmish that occurred in the disputed region of Ladakh led to losses on both sides.


The Indian edition of Financial Express, citing an official who participated in the discussion of a further strategy for relations with the PRC (the official’s name is not known), writes that during the discussion a dispute arose regarding "retaliatory measures." Officials supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi offer to resolve the issue with China exclusively through diplomatic means. At the same time, hawks are also demonstrating their position. They note that India must be prepared for military escalation and take appropriate measures.

A senior official involved in the discussion says the government is not inclined to aggravate the situation, but it also does not want to concede to the Chinese on this issue.

The official was asked whether the Indian government understands what the reduction in Indian forces and assets on the border with China could lead to.

The answer was:

The government believes that if it begins to think about the consequences, it will not be able to move forward.

Moreover, according to the official, the position of China "does not inspire confidence." In New Delhi, there is no certainty that China will withdraw its troops from the border areas. Indian officials cite intelligence data that suggests that the PLA continues to expand its infrastructure in Ladakh (the Chinese version is Aksaychin).

In the Indian media they write that the authorities, as an "answer", can go on reducing the volume of purchases of certain goods in China, but are not ready to completely break off economic relations.
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Indian Defense Ministry
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  1. Samara_63
    Samara_63 29 June 2020 11: 53 New
    -6
    It is interesting to observe the conflict. If India pulls Apache, Mirage 2000, Predator Guardian UAV
    1. Kostyar
      Kostyar 29 June 2020 13: 09 New
      +3
      It is interesting to observe the conflict. If India pulls Apache, Mirage 2000, Predator Guardian UAV

      What's interestnig? If it blazes, little will not seem to anyone !!!
      Only Americans will be "happy and happy" ....
      1. Samara_63
        Samara_63 29 June 2020 13: 20 New
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        Nothing blazes, but the vaunted S-400 has a look at the action in hunting, there are many questions
  2. Samara_63
    Samara_63 29 June 2020 12: 04 New
    -6
    Yes, and the Chinese aircraft industry in the hunt to see
    1. HAM
      HAM 29 June 2020 13: 45 New
      +2
      Why don't you hire the Chinese at least as an "advisor", so look, and at the same time feel ...
  3. Poetry
    Poetry 29 June 2020 12: 11 New
    +2
    Think is always helpful. Thoughts must be ahead of action. It’s bad if the hands are faster than the head.
    1. 1976AG
      1976AG 29 June 2020 13: 24 New
      +3
      Think do not think, and not for that, the Chinese are occupying the territory, just to take and leave from there. So either the Indians will have to put up with the loss of these lands, or armed conflict.
      1. Poetry
        Poetry 29 June 2020 13: 26 New
        +3
        "The Chinese moved in small groups of 200000."
  4. Sergey39
    Sergey39 29 June 2020 12: 19 New
    0
    Talk each other to death.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 29 June 2020 12: 23 New
      +3
      At the first stage, they can contrast shields and maces with Chinese nail clubs.



      And there, how it goes. Maybe it will end there.
    2. halpat
      halpat 29 June 2020 16: 13 New
      +1
      Quote: Sergey39
      Talk each other to death.

      I propose a simple and effective method, tested more than once on the border of India and Pakistan.
      You just need to poke your eyes harder, lift your legs higher and stomp them harder on the ground. And everything will be settled.
  5. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 29 June 2020 12: 36 New
    +2
    Yes, really, the Chinese were really fierce! Armature to score 20 people !!!
    1. alone
      alone 29 June 2020 13: 15 New
      0
      Quote: Retvizan 8
      Yes, really, the Chinese were really fierce! Armature to score 20 people !!!

      Hindus claimed that the majority died during the crossing of a mountain river, when they retreated ... Although what was actually known there was only the fraudsters
  6. Doccor18
    Doccor18 29 June 2020 13: 20 New
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    as a "response", they may go to reduce the volume of purchases of certain goods in China, but at the same time they are not ready to break off economic relations completely.

    "Strong sanctions" ... China will be shocked ..
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 29 June 2020 14: 12 New
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    Hindus in the mountains also know how to fight. When I read how they fought with the packs in the Hindu Kush or the Himalayas, I definitely can’t say they fought. .