According to an official paper submitted at a high-level meeting of Indian Police Service officers, China has a strong economic and strategic need in the Ladakh sector, and is aggressively building its army to dominate unfenced locations on the Indian side in order to lay claim to more areas. The paper argues that India’s border defense strategy should be given a new meaning and purpose with an economic incentive for the future, given India’s limitation to being a part of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) or the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
The paper suggests that the strategy needs to be area-specific, for example, border tourism can be promoted aggressively in the Turtuk or Siachen sector, and Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) or Depsang plains. On the Karakoram pass in the DBO, the paper points out that it is an ancient connection to India’s silk route history, and opening the area to domestic tourists can counter the remoteness of the idea.
The IPS officers’ claims about China’s aggressive military buildup and expansionist intentions in the region, along with India’s need to develop new economic incentives in its border defense strategy, highlight the ongoing tensions between the two countries and the need for a comprehensive and long-term approach to addressing border disputes.
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