India and China has been on the brink of a major conflict since April.
Cyber attacks attempts by china against India in between 2007 to 2018, including computer attacks against Indian satellite communication in 2017. However, after acknowledging the cyber attacks, ISRO has maintained that none of the systems has been compromised, referring to the report of the US-based China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI), China has several counter-space technologies to threaten space systems from geosynchronous orbit (GEO). India had earlier demonstrated anti-satellite missile technology capabilities in 2019 which allows the country to “kill” rogue or enemy satellites.
Further report said that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continues to develop technologies to “blind and deafen the enemy” and claimed that China has the proficiency to conduct cyber attacks at ground stations with the intention to hijack systems to control satellites including spacecraft.
The report highlighted this issue when India and China have been plighted in a standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), earlier news channels mentioned, defense sources saying that Indian security officials urgently want four to six “dedicated satellites” to keep a close eye on Chinese activities along the LAC. The Indian security officials reportedly want “high-resolution sensors and cameras”. The tension increased a lot on the border in between India and china, on September 21, senior commanders held the sixth round of Military Commander-Level Meeting where both the nations also agreed to desist from changing situation on the ground and on September 22 decided not to send any more troops to the frontline.
After considering statement from both the sides, the officials received candid and extensive exchange of views on preserving the situation besides the LAC in the India-china border areas. Further they decide to reinforce communication on the ground, to get rid of misunderstandings and misjudgments and moreover no more troops will send on the frontline. This decision is taken to withhold from one-sided changing the situation on the ground, and decided to avoid the situation that will complicate the situation further
China and India admitted to hold the 7th round of Military commander-level meeting as soon as possible, applied some practical measures to resolve problems on the border, and together bring peace and tranquility in the border area. However, India and China agree are yet to agree on disengagement of troops along the LAC but have agreed that no further buildup will take place.
The Corps Commanders from both the two sides met after more than a month as both sides had been engaged in at least three firing incidents that have taken place along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The Corps Commanders met at the Moldo hut opposite Chushul on the Indian side.
Prior to the meeting, the agenda and issues of the Indian side were discussed and finalized during a high-level meeting attended by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, last week on Friday.
The talks happened at a time when the Indian side has also occupied six major hill features which are helping the Indian Army to be in dominating positions on heights.