Monday, August 18, 2014

Ladakh.

This is coolbert:

Yet one more crisis? Confrontation and agitation.

Again in the high Himalaya. That border not properly defined and agreed upon.

For over fifty years now the Chinese and Indian have faced off and no solution or settlement having been reached.

OH, so much to talk about. Ukraine, Iraq and ISIL, etc. This too?

"Chinese troops enter 25 km deep into Indian territory in Ladakh"
"Chinese troops are reported to have entered 25 to 30 km deep into Indian territory in Burtse area in Ladakh where they had pitched their tents last year that had led to a tense three-week standoff. Official sources said on Monday a patrol of Indian troops noticed the People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel on Sunday while moving from their base towards the higher 'New Patrol base' post in Burtse area of North Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. The area is at an altitude of 17,000 feet."

THAT ALTITUDE WELL INTO THE DEAD ZONE. SUSTAINED HUMAN EXISTENCE NOT POSSIBLE FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD AT THAT HEIGHT. MORE DEATHS AND INJURIES FROM THE ALTITUDE THAN FROM COMBAT WITH THE ENEMY!!

Those borders too established by the British colonial administration of the Raj undetermined, recognized only a vague way by the adversaries.

coolbert.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The world seems to be in a state of tension as it was in the first few years before WWI and WWII. Guns of August indeed seem like an important reading now more than ever.