This was classic psychological warfare fuelling India's fear psychosis against China, post 1962 a regular relapse, despite the better equipped, trained and battle tested Indian Armed Forces.
It grovelled for Chinese complicity in official statements on the 'deal' in DBO, and without an escalation or even firing a shot. It was Checkmate. Game Over!
This is especially harmful to Indian security preparedness along the LAC, and unfathomably, self defeating given the Chinese military build-up. With metalled roads and airfields, armour, logistics right at the Chinese side of the intentionally vague LAC.
The next External Affairs Minister of India must be from Ladakh and a Buddhist, so the, 'not in my backyard', mentality of India's politico-bureaucrat complex can be cured.
Addition on Thu 9 May: Zanskar is a part of Ladakh region, administratively under Kargil District.