China’s border attack on Indian soldiers in Ladakh has saved Pakistan from an all-out attack by India according to Turkish experts. For months, Pakistan has alleged that India is planning to attack Pakistan under the guise of a false-flag operation. However, Chinese military actions in Ladakh has distracted the Modi government.
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China’s clash with India in Ladakh has served as a masterstroke for Pakistan. Islamabad had been consistently raising concern over the possibility of a false flag operation by India to re-take parts of Kashmir which is under Pakistans’s administration.
However, Chinese intrusion into eastern Ladakh has saved Pakistan from any such ‘attack’ claims the Turkish expert. He goes on to say that despite India’s military might, it cannot afford to go to war with both China and Pakistan at the same time.
As reported by EurAsian Times earlier, Pakistan has been extremely vocal about an imminent attack from India. Prime Minister Imran Khan, Special Assistant to PM Khan Dr Moeed Yusuf and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi have on various occasions cautioned the global community about a possible false flag operation by Modi government.
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With Chinese military aggression along the LAC and no signs of respite, the possibility of any such operation is almost zilch, however, Pakistan continues to remain on high alert. Experts also argue that India’s setback in Ladakh actually increases the temptation for Modi to launch a face-saving operation against Pakistan.
China is also concerned about India’s ambitions to retake the disputed region of Pak-controlled Kashmir and in a bid to counter the Indian ambitions, Beijing is using its military power to construct infrastructure in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), upgrading road networks to quickly move troops and logistics and revamping Pakistan Air Force base in Skardu.
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Beijing also plans to rope in Iran and Afghanistan into the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in an effort to reduce Indian and American presence in the region.
Kashmir has always been the bone of contention between India and Pakistan and with China’s entry into the dispute, New Delhi is unlikely to confront Pakistan at this point of time. This makes it even more challenging for India to find a viable solution to the Kashmir issue, concludes the Turkish author.