China vs. India: Once Again?
Is there any mystery in China’s attitude towards India? Was there ever any?
During the fifties of the last century China manifested number of signs to make India understand that border disputes between these two Asian nations will be transferred to a war which became a reality in 1962. Indian leaders and persons in the chairs of defence and external affairs behaved in the most idiotic manner. A section of the Indian communists, Communist Party of India (Marxist) by name, campaigned in favor of China, as if, to play the role of one fifth column. A great part of the Indian landmass was marked to have been occupied by China to the close of the war.
Once again the symptoms are distinctly visible. One Professor Lue dared posting in a quasi-official Chinese website describing that China holds a plan to disintegrate India into twenty to thirty states with the help of the anti-Indian forces active in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Srilanka. A Chinese official has started claiming that the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh in the north-east of India is their southern Tibet. In June last only Chinese helicopters have roamed over the sky of Chumar region of Jammu and Kashmir and thus have crossed the line of actual control. And the report of the Indian border patrol at the international line near Ladakh should rock everyone in India. Chinese troops have intruded 1.5 km inside the territory of India and painted China on boulders and rocks. They have done this near Mount Gya (22,420”) at the touching point of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, Spiti in Himachal Pradesh and Tibet.
At present three Generals from India have been visiting Beijing and Lhasa on an exchange program. Indian government and Indian leaders have preferred maintaining silence. Just a few days ago one Nepalese Maoist leader has served enough indication that China card is ready in their hand. Pakistan, though torn by the self-made evils, has been happily watching the development. Indian leaders will definitely rise from slumber when it will be just enough late. Till then they will remain engaged only with the Chinese prescription of maturing trade and commerce relation between the two countries.
Who knows what is in the mind of the Indian leaders?