Again, China and India are edging towards war. A former commander in India’s Army, Lieutenant General PJS Pannu warned both sides will continue to prepare to fight until their 3,500km border dispute is resolved, while the world leaders are urged to act to avoid a grave human tragedy.
As cited News24xx.com from The Independent, the conflict between the Asian nuclear-armed powerhouses would involve a third of humanity.
Lieutenant General PJS Pannu said: “The onus lies on the political and diplomatic community to find solutions to avoid grave human tragedy. If this kind of irrationality persists, people will lose their jobs, health, and lives. Economies are already shrinking. China is inviting anger of the whole world.”
Last month China and India agreed they would stop sending more troops to the contested border. And both countries joint in a press release that issued by the Indian government.
Both countries agreed to avoid misunderstandings and misjudgements and refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground.
In earlier this month, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened a Himalayan tunnel that would drastically reduce the time needed to rush troops to the country’s remote Chinese border.
In past, the two countries have been involved in a long-running feud over its border in the western Himalayas. And a clash in the Ladakh region became deadly in June 2020. At that time, 20 Indian soldiers killed in the Galwan Valley.