The recent military confrontation between the Chinese Communist Party and India strained relations to the extreme, and after India made a significant arms purchase from Russia, Chinese leader Xi Jinping contacted Russian President Vladimir Putin.
India accelerated its arms purchases after the June 15 battle with CCP troops in the Galwan Valley. India said 20 of its soldiers were killed, but the CCP did not report any casualties, according to Defense News on July 6, although some estimates say that they were higher than India’s.
India’s Defense Ministry authorized an increase in the arsenal by more than $5.5 billion, with part of this budget going toward the acquisition of 21 MiG-29 bombers and Russian-made Igla-S air defense systems.
Also, Russia is immediately supplying spare parts for Su-30MKI fighters, Kilo-class submarines, and T-90 tanks, as well as the emergency purchase of missiles and specialized ammunition for Russian-made fighter planes, tanks, warships, and submarines.
India also purchased Excalibur artillery rounds for United States M777 ultralight bombs, Israeli Spike anti-tank guided missiles, and other nationally manufactured defense systems.
Xi, set up a telephone conference with President Putin, and among the issues that were disclosed was that of arms collaboration at the global level.
The conversation was initiated by Xi and it seems that he established conditions for participating in arms discussions with Russia and the United States, but it was not known if they dealt with the aggressions in India.
Also, Russia and the CCP intend to further increase economic cooperation, coordinate their actions within the U.N. Security Council, along the lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS, according to the Russian media RBC on July 9.
India rejected any aspirations of the CCP in the Galwan Valley, thus forming just another conflict among many that the CCP is developing in the world, due to more and more legislation being approved and measures are being taken to limit the aggressions of the CCP.