India likely to take more action against China on economic front
New Delhi continues to put pressure on China by banning Chinese-origin apps, and implementing new business, trade laws
India is likely to take some more actions against China on the economic front as the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continues to hold forward positions in Gogra and Pangong Lake areas of Eastern Ladakh.
The Modi-led government firmly believes that anything short of status quo ante in Ladakh sector is unacceptable, The Hindustan Times reports
But China claims its troops are ‘well within’ its own perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Moreover, Beijing continues to make unacceptable demands on the Indian Army posts.
The report highlights that the Chinese hold on to the positions at Gogra-Hot Springs and the green top of finger four feature of Pangong Tso lake.
It was decided in the July 5 boundary dialogue that both sides fully disengage and then de-escalate. But a month later, the situation has reached a stalemate with the Chinese offering a diplomatic face-saver to India without any corresponding withdrawal on the ground, said the report.
As such, New Delhi continues to put pressure on China through banning Chinese-origin apps, implementation of new business and trade laws, as well as Indians calling for a boycott on Chinese goods. The government, as per the report, believes that bilateral ties are directly linked with the border peace and will not allow them on parallel track as in the past.