The Indian Army said it killed 127 "terrorists" in the first six months of the year, which is about 30% more than a year ago
/ ENV / The Indian military has been talking about a two-front war with Pakistan and China for decades to keep politicians focused on defense spending. Now this scenario is looking more and more realistic as conflicts erupt on both disputed borders.
Earlier this week, negotiations between the main commanders of the Chinese and Indian armies in the Ladakh region ended without a major breakthrough, a second such attempt to calm the situation, as 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers were killed on June 15 during their worst clash for four decades.
India has waged four wars with China and Pakistan since it gained freedom from British rule in 1947, but it never had to defend both borders at the same time. Indian military officials are increasingly worried that China and Pakistan may unite against New Delhi at a time when the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a sharp increase in coronavirus infections.