A Chinese attack on Taiwan is not imminent, the top US general says, but the US is watching "very closely", BBC reported. China is clearly developing the capability to attack at some point, but deciding to do so would be a political choice, General Mark Milley told the BBC. China says Taiwan is a breakaway province that must be re-unified with the mainland, by force if necessary.
Qi Fabao, the regimental commander from the People`s Liberation Army (PLA) Xinjiang military command, who suffered a serious head injury during the Galwan Valley border skirmish on June 15, 2020, took the flame from Wang Meng, China`s four-time Olympic short track speed skating champion, at Winter Olympic Park on Wednesday, reported Global Times.
Chinese soldiers and some civilians entered inside "Indian" territory along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh's Demchok area and objected against the ongoing birthday celebrations of the Dalai Lama. To stop the ceremony, the PLA personnel shouted at the local people and asked them to stop the ceremony. However, the locals remained adamant and the celebrations continued throughout the day.
The Galwan Valley clash had escalated the border row in eastern Ladakh and resulted in a large deployment of troops and heavy weaponry by both the armies at the friction points. The Indian Army has already built a memorial for the 'Gallants of Galwan' at Post 120 in eastern Ladakh. Some of these soldiers are also likely to be honoured with gallantry awards on the Republic Day.