Written by Daksh Sehgal, a grade 6 student
The tension is rising on the LAC – which is the Line of Actual Control that separates the Indian and Chinese borders in the Galwan Valley. The main problem is that China continues to maintain a hold over Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. Of late China has intruded across LAC, and demolished posts and bridges in the valley. They have also brought heavy equipment for building bunkers. India has also increased its presence in the region.
The Galwan Valley is located in the disputed Aksai Chin region, which extends from southern Xinjiang of China to Ladakh in India. Over the last ten days, Chinese troops have entered 3 to 4 kilometers into the Indian territory. India has moved a large number of its troops to the disturbed area to counter the Chinese movement.
India and China have had a history of conflict The Sino-Indian War was a war between China and India that occurred in 1962. The issue was the same- the disputed Aksai region. Is there any solution to this dispute? Or just a loss of lives on both sides?
Here is a superb piece on that war and what happened