On the night of August 29, 2020, the Indian Army pushed China hard by securing the site at Kailash Heights on the southern tip of Pengong Lake. It was considered a turning point in the midst of ongoing tensions with India because of this, some areas of China came directly under India’s borders.
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Violent clashes in the Galway Valley
One year ago, on the evening of June 15, in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, after a long 45 years, violent clashes broke out between Indian and Chinese troops. At the time, no one in the LAC had clear information about the conflict, but on June 1, the day after the conflict, we received a lot of shocking information, and then G News broke the news to the country and the world.
At the time, Zee News was the first national channel to report that 20 of our troops had been killed in a bloody clash between Indian and Chinese forces. At that time there was great anger in the country and people believed in it and later this news proved to be true. But you don’t know that on that day, June 16, I told you from this studio that many Chinese soldiers were killed in this violent clash and that the number could be more than 40.
But sadly at that time a large section of our country’s media, opposition leaders and intellectuals rejected our statement, rejected the Indian Army’s claim and immediately believed the story of China and China for months believing that one of its soldiers was killed. Didn’t.
China admitted eight months later in February 2021 that four of its troops had been killed in a violent clash in the Galvan Valley. Although China has acknowledged the truth here, it has not said the exact number of its troops killed.
China has never issued an official statement
It is as if China has never issued an official statement on the matter. In February 2021, he honored five soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army for their heroism in the Galvan Valley, of whom he gave posthumous awards to four soldiers and said one soldier was alive, the truth is that more than 40 Chinese soldiers were killed in this violent clash. U.S. intelligence agencies also reported the details in a report, saying 35 Chinese soldiers had been killed in the clashes.
That is, the information we told you on June 16, 24 hours after the violent clashes in the Galvan Valley, was absolutely correct. At that time we described this violent conflict as unprecedented and told you that India’s attitude towards China was going to change completely after that and that is what happened.
So, today is the day to remember the soldiers who were martyred while defending the country in the Galvan Valley as well as to understand how this conflict in the Galvan Valley has harmed China and made a big and important change in India’s strategy. Today we will discuss all these issues with you.
Who died defending the country
The memory of the people of our country is very weak. They remember the stories of the movies, they remember the characters of the movies, they remember how many runs and how many goals were scored by a player in a match, but when the youth of our country gave their lives these people, accepting the sacrifice, then the first two in our country. For four days they are remembered, tears flow, hashtags are trending, but slowly people move on with their lives. So today is the day to tell this story again after one year.
Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in this bloody clash in the Galway Valley. Of these 20 martyrs, 13 belonged to the Bihar Regiment, 3 to the Punjab Regiment, 2 to the Medium Regiment, 1 to the Mountain Brigade and one to the Jawan Field Regiment.
Among them was Colonel B Santosh Babu, Martyred Commanding Officer of Bihar Regiment. Under his leadership, on the evening of 15 June, a contingent of troops from the 16th Bihar Regiment reached the shores of the Galvan Valley to negotiate with the Chinese troops. However, the Chinese PLA later launched a planned attack and Colonel B Santosh Babu was martyred while defending the country.
Martyr Santosh Babu was a resident of Telangana’s Suryapet district and had been posted on the Indo-China border in Ladakh for about a year and a half. For this achievement, he posthumously conferred the Maha Birchakra and made his wife the Deputy Collector of the Telangana Government.
What happened in the Galway Valley?
Today is the day to understand what happened in the Galway Valley on the evening of June 15th.
The border dispute began at 14 patrolling points in the Galvan Valley, where China began deploying troops from April 2020. China also set up tents near the LAC at that time and Indian troops patrolled the area. He called on the Chinese army to withdraw, and after several days of negotiations, it was decided in June 2020 that Chinese troops would return to their territory from the Galvan Valley in Ladakh.
But when the PLA troops did not retreat until June 15, an unarmed patrol team of the 1st Bihar Bihar Regiment began talks with China, but when China made it clear that they would not retreat from the Galvan Valley, tensions escalated and then clashes broke out. Is. During this time many Indian soldiers also fell into the Galvan River.
In fact, it is a region with hills with very sharp peaks and straight opals. This means that it is very difficult to maintain balance here. Now imagine that if there is a collision on these hills, you will fall directly into a ditch or river. The same thing happened on June 15th and we have a video so you can understand it. In this video you can see that in the midst of the strong current of the river, many of our soldiers are trying to stop the Chinese army and show their strength.
This violent clash took place 45 years later. In early 1975, there was a bloody clash between the armies of the two countries at Tulung-Lat in Arunachal Pradesh. The important thing here is that we told you a few hours after this incident that the Chinese army had carried out this attack on purpose and this fact was proved later.
Many reports have it that on the day of this violent clash, Chinese troops attacked with stones, barbed wire and nail rods.
India has surrounded China on four fronts
In 1996, an agreement was reached between India and China, under which the armies of the two countries could not shoot or detonate any bombs within two kilometers of the LAC, and such incidents led to quarrels and clashes between the armies. China regularly attacked our troops with barbed wire and nail rods.
But the heroism of the Indian army never allowed China to succeed.
Today you also need to understand how India has surrounded China after this violent clash in the Galvan Valley.
The first was economic sanctions on major Chinese companies, two weeks after the violent clashes, on June 29, 2020, when the Indian government banned 59 Chinese mobile applications. There were also very popular apps like Tik-Tok and Share It. This process continues for several months. As of September 3, 2020, 118 apps, 43 applications in November 2020 and 57 apps in China were banned forever in January this year. This digital strike not only hurts China, but also its companies.
For example, Tik-Tok himself said that it was going to lose 6 6 billion as a result of this action.
The second front is the diplomatic movement against China – under which India has increased cooperation and strengthened relations with the world’s major democracies. Quads are prominent among them. These four big countries are a group of America, Australia, Japan and India and all these countries consider China as a big threat. Of the four countries, India is the only one that shares its border with China, and in November 2020, the four countries also conducted naval exercises in Malabar.
In other words, after the Galvan Valley, India had a diplomatic mobilization against China.
On the night of August 29, 2020, the Indian Army secured the site at Kailash Heights on the southern edge of Pangong Lake and suffered a major blow to China. It was considered a turning point in the midst of ongoing tensions with India because of this, some areas of China came directly under India’s borders. The big thing is that the lead in China Finger 4 in Pangong is the same. That is, it was the third front on which China was surrounded.
And the fourth front is dialogue. Despite the tensions, New Delhi has not lost touch with the Chinese capital, Beijing. Foreign Minister S. Jayashankar continued talks with China. Negotiations at the military commanding level continued and discussions between diplomats continued and thus India continued to put pressure on China after the Galvan Valley.
India needs to take more steps
Over the past year, there has been a tremendous increase in both military and equipment along the LAC. Howzer Artillery M-7777 was deployed in East Ladakh. Apart from this, 9 lightning bolts of self-propelled hojeters were also deployed in Ladakh in February this year. The army has deployed Apache helicopters on the Ladakh front.
Indeed, India is concerned about the strengthening of infrastructure along its borders. This is why he came to the Indian border and tried to infiltrate in this way. Road construction is underway in East Ladakh, including the road leading to the strategically important Daulat Beg Oldi. This road is the biggest cause of trouble in China.
But now India has to take more steps to stop China. We tell you about two such options.
The first option is that India lags behind China in economic, military and technological terms. In order to maintain this balance in such a situation, such countries should bring India with them to blockade China, who see China as a threat and can create conflict with China. These include the United States, Britain, France, Australia, Japan and Germany. The enemy of the enemy is the friend
The second option is to strengthen ties with China’s neighbors. India could further enhance cooperation with China’s neighbors Russia and Vietnam. Vietnam also has border disputes with China, so both countries can set a common agenda on the issue. Japan is also a neighbor of China and Japan is against China’s policy.
You may remember that last year when there was a violent clash at Galwan Ghadi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Ladakh on 320 July 3 to boost the morale of the army. But Chinese President Xi Jinping has never met with his troops, and you can see how devoted both countries are to their armies.
Earlier China used to enter our borders without a hitch and then the government did not have the power to fight China. At this time, China has occupied our 38 thousand square kilometers of land, but now it is not. Today, instead of bowing to China, India has the courage to stand firm.