Experts assessed the situation on the border of India and China
The collision of India and China in the border parts of the Union territory Ladakh (previously was part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir) has a local character and with high probability will not escalate into large-scale armed confrontation, believe polled by RIA Novosti experts. According to them, in such a conflict, no interest, no serious political force both inside of India and China, especially because both countries are the owners of nuclear weapons.
A new round of tension between the two countries began after the clashes on the evening of 15 June, military of India and China in the valley of Galvan. According to Indian military sources, of firearms in the clashes were not applied. According to the latest figures, killed at least 20 Indian troops, 76 were injured. According to new Delhi, the clashes were killed and wounded about 45 soldiers of the PRC.
As recalled by the former Russian Ambassador in India, General of the army Vyacheslav Trubnikov, the collision between India and China in the disputed area are permanent and, as a rule, resolved through negotiations "on the spot" at the level of commanders of the border services. The current worsening, says former diplomat cannot serve the interests of either one or the other side.
"The fact that such clashes escalated into the loss, I think, neither one nor the other side could not make. Today, when China or some other country would use force to resolve the issue, which for decades remains unresolved. In this case, the border problem", - said Trubnikov RIA Novosti.
With this point of view, agree and head of the Centre for Indian studies, Institute of Oriental studies Tatyana Shaumyan. She expressed confidence that Prime Minister Narendra modi nor Chinese President XI Jinping personally could not sanction such incidents.
"We are talking about world powers, nuclear powers, possessing the world's largest armies. However, we're talking about melee fights, that the battles have not used firearms, and sticks with nails" - said the expert.
Shahumyan expressed confidence that no serious political forces, including leaders of the two neighboring countries are not interested in the fact that on the basis of the recent incident erupted broader armed confrontation.
In General, experts praised the restraint shown by the leaders of India and China on the background of aggravation in Ladakh, given that both countries have considerable stocks of nuclear weapons. As recalled Vyacheslav Trubnikov, "no one ever in the history of confrontation in the border issues have not used the nuclear weapons even as petty blackmail".
"It definitely makes the honor two political leaders of these countries. Of course, there are forces that are interested in how to divert attention from the problems that exist today, including as a result of the pandemic coronavirus. But I think that is the problem that has escalated (between India and China - ed.) is quite amenable to decision", - said the former Russian diplomat.
Assessing the possibility of mediation by third countries in resolving the dispute between the two largest players, the former Ambassador recalled that principled position as new Delhi and Beijing is the solution of bilateral issues without outside interference.
"So, mediation is completely eliminated and China, and India. I think that such proposals are based on either a complete misunderstanding of the policies of two neighboring States, or are intended to Supplement and sharpen a confrontation", - said Trubnikov, a version of which was agreed to and Tatiana Shaumyan.
The clash was the result of began in late may strengthen the forces of India and China in Ladakh at the line of actual control, replacing in this region the border between the two countries. It happened after a series of military conflicts the two countries 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.