The northeastern part of India known as Ladakh in India and Aksai Chin in China is a disputed territory between India and China. There is no international border between India and China in that region, but there is a line called Line of Actual Control (LAC). The LAC was established when India lost the 1962 war against China.
Since 1962, occasional trespassing, transgression, and skirmishes have been going on between India and China. But, since the last few weeks, the situation is suddenly escalated. For instance, for the last 48 hours Chinese soldiers are 5 km inside territory claimed by India in the Ladakh region beside a lake. They have stationed 5000 soldiers, tents, weapons, and ammunition there.
- "Chineses soldiers are inside India"
- "Chinese People’s Liberation Army brought in a Regiment commanded by a Senior Colonel having a strength of around 5,000 soldiers."
Why is this sudden escalation taking place?