Thursday, May 2, 2013

Chinese Games

China is at its usual games once again with India.  I have written so much about that country earlier that I don’t feel like saying anything more.  So let me only give two relevant links here from my earlier writing.

In this blog written more than 2 years ago, I argued that China had betrayed India a number of times in the past.  Right from 1962 when India lost Aksai Chin up to now when a part of Laddakh is being swallowed up, China has stabbed India from the back.  I have given a brief history of those backstabs in the above-mentioned post.

In this Sep 2009 post, I argued that China was practising a new kind of imperialism – based on economic domination.  I took examples from Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.  I also wrote:

“In accordance with the String of Pearls doctrine, China has already encircled India technically by forging military ties with Sri Lanka and persuading the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar to give it surveillance posts.  Moreover, China is making strategic ties with Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  It is also well-known that China has links with the militant groups in Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.   In addition to all that is the tri-nation road link between China, Myanmar and Bangladesh.”

The conclusion to that post seems to be valid today too: “Perhaps it’s high time that India took Chinese gestures more seriously.  When the Chinese appear to be cocking a snook, they may actually be rolling out their battle tanks or at least cocking their eyes on our wallets.”


  1. I apologise to all those who had posted their comments on this post. When I changed certain settings the comments disappeared. I don't have the technical expertise to retrieve those comments. Sorry.

    1. Hello Sir,

      it is great to read what you have written.

      Would it be possible for you let me know your email address so that i can write to you about Campus Diaries which is the biggest social media publishing platform in the country.


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  3. Really enjoyed reading your insightful articles on Chinese Interaction with India.

  4. Hello Sir, I read both your blogs related to Chinese threats.
    Given the global situation today , perhaps most of the Chinese aggressions are backfiring or not working. They might be a curve ahead of India in everything but still they have these problems which if ignored could boomerang on them. 1, The Xinjiang Uyghur Minority issue.2. Constant Chinese reprimand against Pakistan for abductions and killings of Chinese working on projects in Pak. leading to doubts about Pak's reliability 3. Their blind aggression in the South China Sea leading to (a) questioning of the credibility of their PEACEFUL RISE DOCTRINE (b)their historical claims to the South China sea undermining the UNCLOS (c)the littorals in South China sea coming together against China. (d)This leading to the entry of the USA, its new PIVOT TO ASIA and the Chinese paranoia.(e) Japan too has been miffed due to Senkaku island dispute (f) leading to JAPAN - USA increased partnerships (g) another dimension is increasing IND - JPN strategic ties and IND - JPN - USA triangle.(h) India s naval tie ups and military exercises with those countries esp - INDONESIA and initiatives like IONS and IOR ARC. (i) India asserting its RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION and ACCESS TO RESOURCES in the China vs OVL and Vietnam(j) China's Malacca dilemma (k) Indian navy's rise to be a blue water navy (premature though) (4) Chines position in Myanmar has been undermined due to Thien Sen's policies and especially Myistone dam suspension (5) The recent Chinese agression in DAULAT BEG OLDIE was met by India with same taste and C - 130J landing too. And the unprecedented corruption and highhandedness of the Chinese government leading to the WUKAN protests and the self styled BO XI LAI and CHONGQUING model. Im trying to say that the people are getting restless n demanding their rights , coming out on streets protesting against env. pollution n other violations. They may suppress them all but the resentment is there. CPC s continued existence depends upon delivering growth and good governance , if they fail at any of these miserably protests may spread.
    These are some points relevant to your blog. Considering the above situations India will have to deal with China and China will be dealing with far too many countries up in arms including India.
    Like you said India needs to be cautious. Strike deals with countries to control China in Indian ocean by controlling choke points in IOR at the same time deal with them through summits and border talks. We both needs each other (economically).Therefore excessive paranoia against each other would do more harm than good and donot succumb to the designs of west.

    1. Thanks for the detailed response. You are right that India and China need each other for economic reasons and we can't afford to shoot missiles on each other. Perhaps both countries should come together to form a better economic alliance and China should leave its territorial greed behind while India should forge strategic alliances with other countries.

  5. But we are not doing enough or we need to do more.


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