History Of Galwan Valley

Editorials News | Nov-12-2021

History Of Galwan Valley

The Chinese case of sovereign freedoms over the whole Galway stream valley is Beijing's offer to turn the clock back to 1962 when its military progressed momentarily in these fruitless uplands having a place with India. China presumably feels, actually like then, at that point, India will remain down to its forceful strategies. Waterway Galway is more similar to a stream or a nullah, which begins from the Aksai Chin, moving through a thin valley to meet River Shyok on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The stream takes a sharp twist before converging with the Shyok, subsequently framing a Y-like shape which on the Indian side has come to be known as the Y-nullah or Y-intersection. The Chinese side comprehensively alludes to this as the Galway-Shyok 'estuary'. The LAC, as indicated by the Indian side, is several kilometers east of this point.

The valley was never important for China's cases until 1960. During the 1950s when Beijing initially declared its directly over Aksai Chin by building what is today the 2342 km China National Highway 219 interfacing its western territory of Xinjiang with Tibet, it additionally drove its case with India further south-west. India protested, yet China felt free to introduce a case line in 1956. "Till 1956, Chinese cases to an area south of the Kuen-Lun range had been enigmatically depicted as 'the southern piece of China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous district'. This unclearness might have been a purposeful approach that gave the Chinese space to make excessive cases inconsequential to topographical real factors," noticed Maj Gen D K Palit, Director of Military of Operations during the 1962 struggle in his book 'Battle in the High Himalayas'.

By : Jyoti Nayak
Birla School Pilani
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