Experts commented on the incident on the border of China and India
The incident on the Indian-Chinese border, which, according to the Beijing and new Delhi, there are victims on each side, was a tragic accident, which was not interested, neither India nor China has created a bad situation, it's a tradeoff, consider interviewed by RIA Novosti experts.
Previously, Beijing had asked the Indian side about the meeting after the incident in the border region of Ladakh, killing three Indian military, told RIA Novosti source in the Ministry of defence of India. During the incident on Monday evening clashes, one officer and two Indian soldiers were killed, at the moment high-ranking military officials of the two countries are negotiating to resolve the situation at the border.
In turn, the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang reported that China protested and made a presentation of India in connection with a new incident on the border, Beijing announced that the Indian military has violated the agreement, crossed the border, attacked the Chinese military and caused a collision. On the Chinese side for 3 to 4 victims.
"It's a very unpleasant situation because it occurred during the breeding of the forces, that is when it was reached a principled agreement about this. Nerves are still tense, the Chinese side argues that the Indians crossed the boundary line, the Indian – what did the Chinese. In the result, without any weapons, without fire, with stones and sticks on both sides there are victims. These stone-and-stick fighting - a traditional kind of confrontation in the Indian-Chinese border, which does not usually cause the victims," - told RIA Novosti the expert club "Valdai", senior research fellow name of Primakov RAS Alexey Kupriyanov.
He noticed that the victims of the Indian-Chinese border has for the first time since 1975. "This random incident, which was not interested in either side, it was a tragic accident," - said Kupriyanov.
The analyst noted that the government of Prime Minister of India Narendra modi is not interested in, to somehow to strain relations with China, while behaving exclusively reserved, do not make any harsh comments.
"Anti-Chinese rhetoric is not. At the same time, many in India are unhappy with what is happening now on the Indian-Chinese border, calling for more stringent behavior against China. But the Indian government is keen to see as soon as possible to resolve border issue with China, because this matter is greatly ties the hands, not allowing to conduct a normal foreign policy, which is aimed at preserving the strategic autonomy. Unresolved territorial issue means that India somehow will have to decide," he said.
Now, according to the expert, the question is - can modi's next wave of pressure – both from the elite, advocating for a hard line in solving the border with China crisis and the press, which "will raise a flurry of" publications on this topic. "The modi government may well continue a previously selected balance, just as possible to speed up further negotiations with China", - the expert believes.
The incident in Ladakh on the border of India and China is unpleasant, to resolve the necessary compromise of the parties and willingness to find a common language, the head of the Center for Asia-Pacific studies, IMEMO ran, sinologist Aleksandr LOMANOV.
"What applies to what is happening between China and India, it really is directly related to the subject bipolarity in Asia. Sitting in Moscow, exclusively for news reports there is no way to determine what happened, who and in what direction crossed the dividing line, the fault is in the Chinese or Indian side. But this unpleasant and tragic incident is much more difficult and formidable question: can two rising powers that aspires to occupy a worthy place in the world economically, militarily, and politically to find a common language and be willing to concede to each other", - the expert said in the course of Asian international online-conference "prospects of a new bipolarity and its impact on the Asia-Pacific", organized by the international discussion club "Valdai, responding to a question RIA Novosti.
The expert recalled that at the time of the Soviet Union and China could not resolve the issue and make concessions to each other, but in the end, Moscow and Beijing have agreed on the boundary of the fairway of navigable rivers and the middle of the non-navigational uses.
"It's a reminder that to solve the problem exists only when two parties are willing to compromise. The problem is that it spins the wave of mutual mistrust, mutual suspicion not only between China and the US, but obviously manifested itself in the relations of China and India", - said LOMANOV.
In late may, India and China were transferred to Ladakh line of actual control, which replaces the border between the two countries, a number of units after military clashes in the area highland lakes-Pangong TSO, may 5-6. As reported by the Indian media, strengthening the contingent of each of the parties began after the Chinese military put a few tents by the river Galvan and began construction work.
Between China and India has a long-standing territorial dispute about the ownership of the plot of the mountainous area in the North of Kashmir, and almost 60 thousand square kilometres in the North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The line of actual control passes into the region of Ladakh. In the fall of 1962, the dispute escalated into a border war. In 1993 and 1996, China and India signed the agreement on maintaining peace in the disputed areas.
The most serious in recent years, the confrontation between the two countries occurred in the summer of 2017, when the workers from China started laying a highway through the disputed plateau Declam - mountain area at the convergence of the borders of China, India and Bhutan. Then the government of Bhutan expressed its protest, which was ignored by the Chinese side. After that intervened in the case of India: its soldiers crossed the border and after a short struggle drove from the plateau of the military of the PRC. A few months later, after a series of consultations of the foreign Ministry of India and China announced an agreement for the breeding of forces in Docume.