John Tino Breeduwer and Robert Fockin of the Technical University of Delft, Kevin Green of the School of Public International Affairs, Princeton University, Roy Lindloff of the Netherlands Defense Academy, as well as other experts from the Netherlands, Subramaniam of the Computer Science Department of Northwestern University, USA, and The Buffett Institute of Global Affairs contributed to this research.
A press release related to this study was issued on Thursday. According to this, China’s incursion into the Indian border was not an accidental incident. With the passage of time, cases of Chinese infiltration have also increased.
The researchers found that conflicts in the eastern and central regions were part of China’s deliberate expansionist policy.
VS Subramaniam of Northwestern says, “There is very little chance of China infiltrating suddenly or without prior planning, but such cases in the eastern sector are less than in the west.”
Try to grab big chunks little by little
The researchers also found indications that only Aksai Chin had been repeatedly infiltrated under deliberate efforts. China wants its permanent control here by deploying more and more troops for a long time.
VS Subramaniam says, “China grabs a little bit of territory and continues to do so until India accepts it as Chinese territory. China occupies a small part, but over time it becomes a large part of the land.
On China’s greater interest in Aksai Chin, Subramaniam says that more cases of infiltration in the western sector are not surprising.
He says that Aksai Chin is such a strategically important place, where China wants to develop.
That’s why it is very important for them. It is an important route between China and its autonomous regions like Tibet, and Xinjiang.
This research also mentions the Galvan conflict of June 2020. In this conflict, 20 Indian soldiers were killed. At the same time, China officially acknowledged the death of its four soldiers for a long time.
However, India claims that more Chinese soldiers were killed. Some reports also claim that more Chinese soldiers were killed.
It has been said in the research that China keeps trying to enter Indian territory in a short time.
Through several rounds of military talks and diplomacy, both countries have withdrawn their troops from many places of tension.
However, the dispute in Demchok and Depsang areas has not been resolved.
PM Modi reached China to participate in the BRICS summit in the year 2017 Image GETTY IMAGES
When does China increase ‘infiltration’?
Another study by Subramaniam and his colleagues in North Western’s study also mentions.
According to this, whenever China feels most vulnerable, it intensifies infiltration activity.
Subramaniam says, “We found that when China is facing a crisis on the economic front, its consumers are undervalued, then it attacks. Along with this, China intensifies infiltration efforts even when India and America grow closer.
According to the research, India’s joining the ‘Quad Group’ along with the US, Japan, and Australia also probably played a role in intensifying China’s activities on the border.
On the other hand, China is increasing cooperation with Pakistan and it is ready to fill the gap left after the departure of Western countries from Afghanistan.
China’s foreign policy is also becoming increasingly aggressive. It has increased military exercises around Taiwan and is also expanding into the South China Sea.
China paid tribute to the soldiers killed in Galvan last year Image GETTY IMAGES
This rising tension between the world’s two most populous countries has been considered risky in terms of global security and economy.
However, in conclusion, it has also been said in the research that there is no possibility of improving the situation between India and China in the near future and still both countries are constantly on high alert.
There has been a situation of tension between India and China in eastern Ladakh for the last 29 months.
Since the violent clashes in the Galvan Valley of eastern Ladakh, there is no warmth in the bilateral relations between the two countries.
India has consistently maintained its stand that bilateral relations can proceed only after maintaining peace on the border.