Anew perturbing phase of Chinese intrusion in Ladakh is attaining impetus. Unlike the 2013, it is alarming because People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has penetrated beyond Line of Actual Control (LAC) from multiple points. This analysis tries to understand the causes behind the latest standoff and introspect as why India has adopted a muted approach against Chinese penetration.
However, PLA’s actions this time seem permanent rather than temporary along LAC. Chinese troops reportedly have erected more than 100 tents and also brought heavy machinery for construction of bunkers along LAC in the Galwan Valley.According to Indian media reports, Chinese troops entered into areas claimed by India number of locations including Pangong Lake.