- China played video of Galwan clash
- Trying to show Ki Fabao as a hero
- Was injured in a clash with the Indian Army
China Galwan Valley Clash: An important session of the ruling Communist Party of China, which lasted for a week, is in the news. It started on Sunday i.e. 16 October and it is going to continue like this till 22 October. In the opening ceremony of the meeting, China has remembered the clash of its soldiers with the Indian Army in the Galvan Valley. The army commander, who was injured after a clash with Indian soldiers, also attended this session held in Beijing’s ‘Great Hall of the People’. Its name is Fabao. He is one of 304 representatives of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the People’s Armed Police who have been selected to attend the party’s all-important meeting.
The 20th Congress meeting was inaugurated by President Xi Jinping. He read out a lengthy report while addressing about 2,300 delegates and invitees at the inauguration. During this, Jinping did not name any particular country, referring to local war and border issues. In June 2020, Fabao was injured in a skirmish with Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley. Portions of video footage of the PLA’s Galwan clashes, including those of Fabao, were played on the big screen before Xi and other leaders arrived at the venue of the Great Hall. In the video, PLA Regimental Commander Fabao can be seen walking towards the Indian soldiers. This clash between the armies of both the countries took place on June 15, 2020.
Showcased achievements of CPC
The video was part of a longer video which showcased the achievements of CPC in various fields. At the same time, this video of PLA is the same, which became very viral after the Galwan Valley clash. The center of China’s anti-India anti-India story is Ki Fabao. His name was revealed in February 2021. It was said that this Chinese army officer was injured in the Galwan Valley clash. He has been awarded the title “Hero Regimental Commander for the Defense of the Border”. In February this year, India hosted both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games at the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing. The boycott was announced because China had chosen Fabao to hold the Olympic torch before the opening of the Games.Fabao was among 1,200 people who held the torch at the Beijing Games.
At the same time, Xi Jinping has also talked about the army in detail in his speech. He said China’s military under his leadership would build a strong system of “strategic deterrence” as well as intensify military training and combat preparedness to “fight and win”. Xi made the remarks while presenting his work report at the ruling Communist Party’s Congress once in five years. “We will intensify military training and enhance combat preparedness at every level so that our armed forces fight and win,” he said. Xi, who heads the Central Military Commission (CMC), the highest command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), dedicated a special portion of his 63-page report to the military.
Tension in both the countries after the incident
Xi’s plan also appears to be a consideration for the Indian military, given the confrontational situation on the India-China border, especially in eastern Ladakh since May 2020. The confrontation erupted in May 2020 due to China’s attacking actions of the PLA, after which the bilateral relations between the two countries were strained. Both sides have resolved some issues through 16 rounds of talks and have agreed to hold more talks to resolve pending issues. Xi did not name any specific country, referring to the local war and border issues.
In his report, Xi said that achieving the goals of the PLA plenary session in 2027 and bringing China’s armed forces to world-class standards more quickly are strategic tasks for building a modern socialist country. “We will establish a robust system of strategic deterrence, increase the ratio of new regional forces with new combat capabilities, accelerate the development of unmanned and advanced combat capabilities, and promote the coordinated development and application of network information systems,” he said.
Preparations being made to fight for the army
“We will upgrade the command system for joint operations and expand our systems and capabilities for surveillance and early warning, joint strikes, combat zone cooperation and integrated logistical support,” Xi said. Xi’s remarks assume significance amid China’s growing military operations in the resource-rich Indo-Pacific region. China claims almost all of the disputed South China Sea, although Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam claim parts of it. Beijing has built artificial islands and military installations in the South China Sea. China also has territorial disputes with Japan in the East China Sea.
“We will be able to deploy our forces on a regular basis and in a variety of ways, and our forces will maintain both a firm and flexible stance in our operations,” Xi said. It will enable us to shape our security positions, resist and manage crises and conflicts, and win local wars.’ “We will strengthen the unity between the army and the government, and between the army and the people,” he said.
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