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World War 3: India accuses China of starting Ladakh clash in June
It has only been in recent years that the long-running dispute between India and China has grown to an even more tense situation that may turn into world war 3. India has now accused China of being the cause of the skirmish in the Ladakh region in June.
Tensions between India and China have been at a high in recent months following the dangerous clash at the border that saw 20 Indian soldiers dead back in June. Both countries have since ramped up military manpower in the area. India’s external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava blasted Beijing for the altercations back in June while also blaming China for overstepping its bounds by expanding into Indian territory. Srivastava was pressed about China’s comments on the matter during a media briefing.
“Our position has been very clear and has been articulated several times in the past,” said Srivastava. “The situation that we have seen since the last six months has been a result of the actions of the Chinese side which has sought to effect a unilateral change in status along the LAC (Line of Actual Control) in eastern Ladakh. These actions are a violation of the bilateral agreements and protocol in ensuring peace and tranquility along the LAC in the India-China border areas.”
India’s latest pushback came as Chinese officials blamed India for the June clash. Prior to the back and forth between the two countries in terms of who is responsible for the incidents, Srivastava commented on the state of relations between the two countries. The relations between New Delhi and Beijing were previously described as at their “most difficult” in 30 to 40 years.
China’s conflict with the US is also a potential trigger for World War 3 as Washington continues to oppose China’s attempts to seize control of the South China Sea. The US Navy has since announced that it would be deploying unmanned drones to the highly contested waters to deter any possible conflict. The drones, as well as unmanned technology, would be used in 2021. The Navy is also requesting an additional $2 billion in funding to produce 10 unmanned surface vessels in a span of five years.