“It is necessary to explore ways of training and preparing for war because epidemic control efforts have been normalized,” Xi Jinping. He also added, “It is necessary to step up preparations for armed combat, to flexibly carry out actual combat military training, and to improve our military’s ability to perform military missions,” on the sidelines of the week-long sitting of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the national parliament of China.
With this statement, Xi Jinping has left many guessing his real intention. The question like, Does China really want a war, if so, against whom, And, why in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic has been raised.
As per the Chinese president’s direction, the Chinese military to be battle-ready during the time when tension is growing between India and China (Ladakh and Sikkim sectors). China has a part in the recent allegation. To which China has opposed Indian construction on its side of the LAC, which is a violation of the agreement to maintain the status quo in the region until the boundary question is settled. China claims parts of Ladakh as its own territory. It occupied Aksai Chin during the 1962 war and has refused to free it.
And on the Lipulekh tri-junction as India planned to step up its military there in case China turns aggressive directly or by fronting Nepal. This situation led The ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) to guard the Kalapani and Lipulekh areas.
Moreover, China also objected to two MPs( ruling BJP), who had sent congratulatory messages to Tsai Ing-wen(the president of Taiwan). China doesn’t identify Taiwan, stressing on the One-China policy as its goal is to unite Taiwan with China, even by force if necessary. On the other side, Taiwan chose a pro-independence leader Tsai, for the second time.