The COAS visited forward areas falling under the operational command of the Rising Star Corps in Jammu and reviewed security situation and operational readiness of the troops deployed on ground in Jammu-Pathankot region.
India is wary of China because of historical mistrust. The trigger for the Galwan face-off was China’s stiff opposition to India laying a key road around the Pangong Tso lake, where the Line of Actual Control is blurred
The immediate need for infrastructure and credible military ecosysytem is all very well. But the PLA’s ability to fight a transformational, algorithm war—non-kinetic and non-contact—is the danger in the future.