India worried about the possibility of another ‘Galwan-like incident’ with the failure of India-China talks and rising tensions

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New Delhi: With the failure of the final round of India-China Corps Commander-level talks to de-escalate tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India’s strategic community is concerned about a clash along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. and that Beijing may not be able to maintain regular lines of contact.

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While India was not expecting any significant progress on the disengagement issue due to China’s recent actions to deploy more troops along the LAC, this time Beijing’s remarks, as ThePrint has found, India’s ‘unreasonable demand’ has made strategic sources in New Delhi apprehensive that it could again lead to a ‘Galwan-like provocative incident’.

According to sources, while the coming winter may be difficult for the Indian soldiers, a new round of violence, including possible use of firearms, may also start by March-April next year.

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Sources also say that this time the Chinese have also indicated to ‘change their perspective’ on the communication links.

Ever since the current standoff on the LAC began in April-May 2020, the two sides have mainly followed a three-pronged approach to mutual dialogue – regular talks at diplomatic and military levels as well as Indian External Affairs Minister S. There remains a dialogue path between Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

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