Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese president asked the military to be prepared for war.

Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese president asked the military to be prepared for war.
Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese president asked the military to be prepared for war.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday ordered the country's security forces to strengthen military training and prepare for war amid the global Covid-19 epidemic. Government media there quoted him as saying: "To fully defend national sovereignty and the overall strategic stability of the country, it was important to broadly strengthen the training of troops and prepare for war."

President Xi Jinping said: prepare for war

His speech comes at a time when local politicians and diplomats force Taiwan to join forces amid intense tensions with the United States. Simultaneously, controversial new laws can be enacted in Hong Kong's specially administered areas to try to suppress the voices of democracy advocates.

China's tensions with India are also increasing. Following the skirmish between the troops of the two countries in Ladakh on 5 May, the two countries increased their troop growth in sensitive areas to the border of the present Line of Control. Experts believe that this tension can persist for a long time. However, China has a disputed border of 3488 kilometers with India and disputes between the armies of the two countries.

President Xi Jinping further said that China's performance in fighting the Kovid-19 reflects the success of military reforms and that the armed forces should explore new training options despite the epidemic.

Xi Jinping, who chaired the Central Military Commission of China (Central Military Commission), made the remarks during the annual delegation meeting of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the People's Congress (NPC) of the People's Armed Police Force. (PAPF) given during.

High military commander to discuss India-China deadlock

The top military commander of the Indian Army will conduct an in-depth review of tense confrontations between Indian and Chinese troops in some areas of eastern Ladakh during a three-day conference that begins on Wednesday. The language news agency quoted sources as saying that the commanders would also discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. In addition, issues affecting national security will also be discussed during this period.

During the conference, he said, the main focus would be on the situation in eastern Ladakh, where Indian and Chinese forces were face to face in Pangong Tso, Galvan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi. Both India and China have greatly increased their presence in all sensitive areas of the region, indicating that this confrontation may not be resolved soon. Efforts are being made to resolve it through dialogue from both sides.

Situation in India-China after the May 5 incident

The situation in eastern Ladakh deteriorated when violent clashes between some Chinese and Indian troops occurred on the night of 5 May and continued until the following day until the two sides "separated" at a local commander-level meeting. has gone. More than 100 Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in this violence.

A similar incident occurred in North Sikkim on 9 May after this incident in Pangong Tse. Army spokesman Colonel Aman Anand said without elaborating: "The high-level leadership of the Indian Army will create emerging security and administrative challenges as well as build the future of the Indian Army." A conference of commanders was scheduled to take place on 13–18 April, but was postponed due to an outbreak of coronovirus.

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