Indian Army's counter-attack foils China's salami-slicing
China will proceed with its 'salami-cutting' strategies to test India's purpose in all the three areas of the 3,488-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC), extending from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh.
- China surprised with its multiple attacks into eastern Ladakh toward the beginning of May.
In any case, India is not, at this point unwilling to playing the cartographic hardball, focuses on the Indian defence establishment.
After it turned out to be clear the Indian Army had undertaken a pre-emptive military manoeuver to occupy heights in the Chushul area in eastern Ladakh to thwart Chinese plans, a senior safeguard official on Monday said, “The gloves have fallen off.”
By the time Pakistan resumed it’s attack on Day 3( Sept 3, 1965), the Indian Army had dug in well in the Akhnoor sector, with it’s reinforcements and were much better prepared too. However the Indian forces were still not in a position to launch a full scale counter attack.— History Under Your Feet (@HUFToday) September 1, 2020
This is in tune with the reasoning that the best way to compel China to the negotiating table is through a "counter-invasion" to gain some necessary influence in the deadlocked dealings over the proposed separation in Pangong Tso and Gogra just as de-heightening in the Depsang-Daulat Beg Oldie part.
“Yet, this doesn't mean the Indian military activity on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday was an attack into eastern Ladakh toward the beginning of May. It penetrated the understanding along the LAC. This time we have surprised the Chinese,” said another official.