The Chinese leader may launch ‘another brutal purge’ following the Army's failures on the Indian border

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plans to open a psychological war against India at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) have flopped as the Indian soldiers have fought back ferociously. Amid this, a report published in The Economic Times suggests that the move might backfire on Chinese Communist Party (CCP) which is already facing a downfall in its own country.

Citing leading American Magazine Newsweek, the report says that the Chinese President has risked his future with the high-profile incursions into Indian territory that ‘unexpectedly flopped’ in the face of ferocious fightback by the Indian Army.

Calling him the ‘architect’ of ongoing faceoff at the LAC, the Newsweek magazine wrote, “Xi already roiling the Communist Party with a ‘rectification’ campaign and mass persecution of foes, will launch ‘another brutal purge’ following the Chinese Army's failures on the Indian border.”

According to the magazine, the aggressive moves by China at the LAC have flopped and will have consequences with the Chinese leader thinking of launching another attack on India.

“More important, the failures motivate China's aggressive ruler, who as chairman of the Party's Central Military Commission, is the leader of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the ruling Communist Party of China, to launch another offensive against Indian positions,” the magazine reported.

The magazine noted that China has always indulged into psychological warfare with several countries. This time too, taking into consideration the war of 1962 between the two nations, it resorted to fearmongering which backfired.

“Paralyzed no more. China is thought to have suffered at least 43 deaths in the Galwan clash. Paskal says the number of Chinese killed could exceed 60. Indian troops fought back ferociously. Beijing won't admit the extent of the debacle,” the opinion piece published in the magazine said.

The magazine further said that the Chinese military resorts to psychological wars since it lacks success in ground contested situations. “Its last major engagement was in 1979 when, in the effort to ‘teach Vietnam a lesson,’ the Chinese launched what they called a ‘defensive counterattack’ into Vietnamese territory and, in the process, were repelled and humiliated by their much smaller neighbour,” it said.

It said that due to technological advancements, the ground force is well-equipped but it is not effective on the battlefield.

Read the full report in The Economic Times