It is impossible for one to be internationalist without being a nationalist. Internationalism is possible only when nationalism becomes a fact, i.e. when peoples belonging to different countries have organized themselves and are able to act as one man. It is not nationalism that is evil, it is the narrowness, selfishness, exclusiveness which is the bane of modern nations which is evil. Each wants to profit at the expense of, and rise on the ruin of, the other.

Indian nationalism has struck a different path. It wants to organize itself or to find full self-expression for the benefit and service of humanity at large … God having cast my lot in the midst of the people of India, I should be untrue to my Maker if I failed to serve them. If I do not know how to serve them I shall never know how to serve humanity. And I cannot possibly go wrong so long as I do not harm other nations in the act of serving my country.

Mahatma Gandhi (Young India, 18 June 1925, p211)

NON-COOPERATION WITH EVIL IS AS MUCH A DUTY AS IS COOPERATION WITH GOOD (GANDHI)

NON-COOPERATION WITH EVIL IS AS MUCH A DUTY AS IS COOPERATION WITH GOOD (GANDHI)

ALL TRUTH PASSES THROUGH THREE STAGES; FIRST, IT IS RIDICULED, SECOND, IT IS VIOLENTLY OPPOSED, THIRD, IT IS ACCEPTED AS BEING SELF-EVIDENT. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING FOR SURE. ONCE YOU GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU ARE ACTUALLY DOING THINGS FOR TRUTH'S SAKE, THEN NOBODY CAN EVER TOUCH YOU AGAIN BECAUSE YOU ARE HARMONIZING WITH A GREATER POWER. (George Harrison)

THE WORLD ALWAYS INVISIBLY AND DANGEROUSLY REVOLVES AROUND PHILOSOPHERS (Nietzsche)

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2020 India China Border Clash At Galwan Valley In Ladakh



June 17, 2020

On 15 June, 2020 while the de-escalation process was in progress in the Galwan Valley, twenty Indian soldiers of 16th Bihar Regiment including the commanding officer (a Colonel) were killed with 35 casualties on the Chinese side in a hand-to-hand combat involving stones, iron rods and batons wrapped in barbed wire. While three Indian soldiers died on the spot, others died later due to injuries and hypothermia. Some Indian soldiers had also been taken momentarily captive.

The clash took place near the fast-flowing Galwan River, resulting in soldiers from both sides falling into a rivulet, increasing the number of injured and dead. Bodies were later recovered from the Shyok River. The standoff is a Chinese pre-emptive measure in response to India’s Darbuk–Shyok–DBO Road infrastructure project in Ladakh. The DBO road project is seen by the Chinese as a tool to offset the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Extensive Chinese infrastructure development is also taking place in these disputed border regions.

Contents
1 Summary
2 India-China War of 1962
3 LAC Violations
4 The Incursions
5 The Darbuk–Shyok–DBO Road Infrastructure Project
6 CPEC – the unfinished Kargil War business
7 Galwan Valley Skirmish – A Doorway to Aksai Chin
8 Indian Army caught Napping
9 China claims Sovereignty over Galvan Valley

Summary

-On 15 June, 2020 while the de-escalation process was in progress in the Galwan Valley clashes took place between Indian and Chinese troops

-20 Indian soldiers of 16th Bihar Regiment including the commanding officer (a Colonel) were killed

-Indian Goverment sources, citing U.S. intelligence report, said their have been at least 35 casualties on the Chinese side including the Chinese commanding officer

-The clash took place near the fast-flowing Galwan River, resulting in soldiers from both sides falling into a river

-China and Pakistan are linked by the Karakoram highway via the Khunjerab Pass

-China is looking to link Tibet with occupied Gilgit Baltistan through a better all-weather road to service CPEC throughout the year

-India’s Darbuk–Shyok–DBO Road infrastructure project is seen by the Chinese as a tool to offset the China Pakistan Economic Corridor

-China attempted to capture Galwan Valley as a pre-emptive measure to stall this DBO Road infrastructure project in Ladakh

-The Galwan Valley was saved for India from China in 1962 War by the Nepali Gorkha soldiers

-China has changed its claims over the valley thrice, now claiming that the entire Galwan valley belongs to China

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2020 India China Border Clash At Galwan Valley In Ladakh



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