India Breaks ROE Agreement with China: What You Need to Know
In recent years, the relationship between India and China has been marked by tension and conflict, with both countries jostling for regional dominance in Asia. The latest development in this ongoing dispute is the breaking of an important agreement between the two nations: the Rules of Engagement (ROE) agreement.
On June 15th, 2020, a deadly clash occurred between India and China at the Galwan Valley, in the Ladakh region of the Himalayas. The clash resulted in the deaths of at least 20 Indian soldiers, and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers. The incident has reignited long-standing territorial disputes between the two nations, which have been simmering for decades.
One of the key agreements between India and China in recent years has been the ROE agreement. This agreement outlined the rules for engagement between the two armies along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) – the de facto border between the two countries. The agreement aimed to prevent any escalation of conflict between the two armies, and to maintain peace and stability in the region.
However, following the events of June 15th, India has formally broken the ROE agreement with China. In a statement on June 19th, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that “India wants peace, but if provoked, India has the strength and capability to give a befitting reply.”
The breaking of the ROE agreement has significant implications for the ongoing dispute between India and China. It suggests that India is willing to take a more aggressive stance towards China, and may be prepared to use military force to defend its interests along the LAC. It also undermines the trust and confidence that had been built up between the two nations in recent years.
The breaking of the ROE agreement has raised concerns among regional powers and international organizations, who fear that the ongoing dispute between India and China could escalate into a larger conflict. The United States, for instance, has expressed its support for India, and called on China to respect the territorial integrity of its neighbors.
In conclusion, the breaking of the ROE agreement between India and China is a significant development in the ongoing territorial disputes between the two nations. It suggests that India is willing to take a more aggressive stance towards China, and may be prepared to use military force to defend its interests along the LAC. The international community will be watching closely to see how this dispute develops, and whether it can be resolved without further escalation.