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India needs to get over ‘Line Thinking’ as far as #PLA deployment is concerned. While decision makers squabble over which line is the true #LAC as per Indian version, we forget that we aren’t the only claimant in this. Chinese have and will continue to enforce their versions ..
upon us. And we can’t keep crying wolf without acting on it.
As evident from this representation by @detresfa_ , the Chinese have decided to claim and consolidate the 1960 claim line which they reached till in 1962. India has categorically denied these claims but these.. Image
deployments prove that China is simply doing what it wants to.
Since they’ve decided to take 1960 line as the new LAC ( except one position ahead near Burtse in #Depsang ), India is left with two choices to counter this expansionism.
1. Fight them and push them back
2. Agree.. Image
to the new normal and deploy heavily along this claim line and negate the chance for them to inch forward ahead anymore.

The decision is obviously with the gov and authorities but what’s very evident here and worth paying more attention to is the level of deployment that has ..
happened. If we get into conflict, the only thing that’ll matter is where and how they are deployed, not where they should be et al.

China is immune to diplomatic and international pressure. Especially with its plan to tackle US head on in South China Sea should be an indicator
on how the country thinks and what it thinks of itself. India shouldn’t become a bargaining pawn in US-China debacle and all signs of that happening are present here. China has long been known to play ‘pressure points’ game. What we are thinking local is a part of its massive ..
expansionist plans.
Till now, we countered them pretty effectively and surprised them in some quarters. The momentum needs to picked up and a solider has to be met with a solider on LAC. if we have to beat them in their game, reactionary strategy won’t work. ‘Know your enemy’..
- from Kautilya to SunTzu, everyone said this.
India needs to :
1. Assert its dominance in deployment
2. If we believe in our version of LAC then let’s put some boots on that ground
3. Diplomacy isn’t working. So change the game. We can’t keep saying same things and hoping
then to react differently coz we are endlessly repeating it.
4. Accept, Adapt and Accentuate
5. International support comes only when environment is right. It isn’t right now. And China is taking advantage of it.

We need to think strategy. And by that I don’t mean think
in larger land mass and military formations. Think in international alliances. India has two fronts to fight and we should not plan to do this alone. Gather allies, apply pressure n ensure they back off.

There are many versions of LAC. Only one of India! Preserve it! Jai Hind.

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