24-hour monitoring order
According to videos shown in official media, Xi addressed the troops, saying how “in recent years, the region is constantly changing” and how this has affected the military. One of the soldiers replied that they were now monitoring the border “24 hours a day”, according to the report. Xi questioned their status as well as whether they were getting fresh vegetables in the difficult terrain.
According to official media, Xi questioned the troops “about their border patrolling and management work”. He appreciated the soldiers and encouraged them to continue their efforts. The standoff between India and China started after a violent clash on May 5, 2020, in the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh.
Tension continues between the two countries
There have been 17 rounds of high-level military talks between the two sides regarding the border standoff in eastern Ladakh, but there has been no significant progress in resolving the remaining issues. India has stressed that peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is essential for the overall development of bilateral relations with China. Tension has been going on between India and China since March 2020 on the LAC in eastern Ladakh. At that time, the Chinese army had reached Pangong Lake in the Indian border.
After the Galvan tension in June 2020, the tension had reached its peak. In December 2022, there was also a clash between Chinese and Indian soldiers in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. 300 Chinese soldiers had tried to infiltrate the Indian border. At that time, the soldiers of the Indian Army bravely pushed back the Chinese soldiers.