Countering China’s High-Altitude Land Grab

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Countering China’s High-Altitude Land Grab

Post by Idéfix on Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:28 pm

Brahma Chellany on the India-China border dispute...

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/countering-china-himalayan-land-grabs-by-brahma-chellaney-2017-06

The first order of business is to abandon the platitudes. Modi’s calls for border peace and tranquility might be sincere, but his tone has made India look like a meek enabler.
China’s fast-growing trade surplus with India, which has doubled to almost $60 billion on Modi’s watch, has increased Chinese President Xi Jinping’s territorial assertiveness. The absence of clarity about the frontier – China reneged on a 2001 promise to exchange maps with India – serves as cover for the PLA’s aggression, with China denying all incursions and claiming that its troops are operating on “Chinese land.”

India should also beef up its border security forces to become a more formidable barrier to the PLA. India’s under-resourced Indo-Tibetan Border Police, under the command of the home ministry, is little more than a doorman.
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Post by Vakavaka Pakapaka on Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:16 pm

".....China and India became neighbors only after China annexed the buffer Tibet in 1951."

This is the main background for all subsequent problems. India was cowardly when it gave up its role as a protecting state for Tibet. Chinese have been laughing ever since (and now even Pakis are doing the same).

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