mihir.mehta wrote:@VikramS - We trusted the army commanders and you see what we have. Commanders on the ground can make a lot of difference even without political backing. If Gen Sundarji had his way asking the army to vacate from Sumdorong Chu - we would have already lost Tawang by now.
The commander on the ground stood up asking for written orders to vacate(which obviously he never got) and we managed to save our territory.
https://caravanmagazine.in/interview/ge ... mahon-line
As things stand right now - its already free for the Chinese at least - where ever they see an empty place - they come an occupy it. Are we going to wait for them to now establish permanent posts and then it'll becomes fait accompli.
We can only hope the commanders in Depsang have a clear idea of what is acceptable and what is not and the limits they'll go to to secure our interests. That Y-Junction is just 7 Kms from our only road access. The Chinese are not comfortable with the IA getting even a whim of their G219 and we're okay with them right upto our neck.
THIS is exactly why IA has been careful around Depsang for the past 10+ years.
Just check the approach to y-junction from the Chinese side and the Indian side and then decide who will be able to "establish permanent posts and then it'll becomes fait accompli" IFFF push comes to shove and both make a dash for the area in question.
The Chinese have to travel 30 km from their nearest post and IA only 7 km BUT the moment the IA tries to push to establish ANY kind of control of the area, the Chinese will swoop down and create "fait accompli", the reason IA has not pushed in that area at least not for direct control. A close study of the area on GE will make that clear.
On the last point, the only way for the IA to get back control of the area is to give the Chinese a battle. Nothing less will work.
As things stand today, the situation there is on a knife's edge. The Chinese have an advantage up to y-junction in mobilization and deployment that India simply cannot match. THAT is the naked truth which we may or may not like. So till the Chinese don't try changing the status quo in terms of permanent structure the IA too plays along.