Air Chief Marshal has recently said in a statement that ‘With Indian Air Force’s strong deployment in Eastern Ladakh, India is ready to face a two-front war.’ The statement comes days before the commencement of Air Force Day celebrations on October 8.
The Indian Air Force prior to this declaration has already placed several of its fighter jets i.e – Sukhoi 30 MKI, Jaguar and Mirage 2000 aircrafts, along the line of actual control.
Indian till date, has never faced China in an all out airstrike, as it has done with Pakistan during last year Balakot air strikes, where a terrorist camp was allegedly demolished, as claimed by the Indian government.
Recent conflicts have risen due to the 5 months long standoff in Ladakh between India and China. Border standoff in Galwan valley during the month of June with Chinese troops, has resulted in the martyrdom of 20 soldiers on Indian side.
To assuage the situation, Commander level talks based on a five point principle has been proposed, but despite that a concrete solution to solve the situation has not been agreed upon yet. Also, in the diplomatic meeting between External Affairs minister S.Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow, the indian side has demanded strict obedience to the agreements on both sides.
Due to the inconclusiveness of Diplomatic and Commander level talks between the two countries, the situation could take a turn for the worse.
With rapid technological transformations in the defence sector, there is a growing tension of an all out conflict now, more than ever. The recent ceasefire violations by Pakistan army at Line of Control (LoC) has aggravated the border situation.
In view of the recent Chinese Aggressions, India has already toned up a higher level of security in the conflicted regions of Ladakh for damage control and preventing the worsening of the situation.
The tensions have been rising between both the countries for a long time, if an immediate resolution is not reached on time – the situation could become fatal for both the sides.