By 2049, Beijing aims to achieve a ‘great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation’ and, for this, the development of critical military infrastructure holds the key
While the Galwan valley clashes demonstrated the real intent of China, Pakistan’s tendencies to hold India responsible for regional instability point to the collusive Sino-Pak threat that builds on the Indian borders. Any future Indo-Pak or an Indo-China conflict might require India to be militarily prepared on two fronts.
Both have a common pattern of hostility followed against New Delhi. Border incursions are met with a befitting response that leads to negotiations and withdrawal after a spree of high-level diplomatic and military meetings. Against this backdrop, it becomes very pertinent to gain an understanding of the overall Chinese threat to appreciate India’s rapidly shifting strategy from defensive posturing to an offensive one.